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Blockbuster Benefits to Reading

August 3rd, 2022

Distractions are at an all-time high with smartphone apps and play consoles competing for children’s attention. The humble book often doesn’t get a look in… Whilst Tik Tok and Playstation gaming might offer kids instant fun and excitement, regular reading offers incredible long-term benefits that you might not realise. Let’s explore what they are… Five […]

Noticed These Three Red Flags?

July 28th, 2022

Let’s be honest: growing up is tough. As children embark on a new phase at Secondary School, they often change beyond all recognition. How can that sweet young child seem to turn into an unrecognisable teen who you hardly know? Don’t worry: it happens to the best of us. And though it’s normal for teens […]

End of term success or failure?

July 5th, 2022

Has your child or teen failed this term? It’s an interesting question depending on how you measure success. If you see success as being top of the class, getting near perfect test scores every time, or succeeding in every subject, you will almost certainly be disappointed. That’s not to say that our children cannot achieve […]

Are You Worried Your Child Is Lagging Behind?

June 28th, 2022

One of the biggest worries parents have is their child falling behind in primary school. Sometimes it feels like they are on a slippery slope… A recent study concluded that primary school children reaching expected levels has fallen sharply due to the global pandemic. All year groups are affected – from reception up to GCSE […]

Get Ahead with Holiday Tuition

June 5th, 2022

There’s been a huge upsurge in parents asking for holiday tuition. And little wonder too. School time isn’t all about lessons. Children have more of an extra-curricular life than ever before.¬† From after-school clubs and sports fixtures to school plays, camps or visits, time is squeezed during the school year. Holidays, while much needed chill-out […]

Learn a Foreign Language To Access Opportunities

May 30th, 2022

More than ever before, learning a foreign language can: Expand your opportunities Improve your global presence Help you study and work abroad As globalisation makes the world smaller, people from all corners of the world connect. And not always in English as you might presume. Because so many companies operate across multiple countries nowadays, it […]

Is Your SEN Child Struggling at School?

May 3rd, 2022

SEN (special educational needs) children often struggle to get the help they deserve. Have you faced this too? Many parents we work with share similar stories of how difficult it can be to pin down some real support. EHCPs (Education Health and Care Plans) can take years to arrange, educational psychology assessments are expensive, and […]

Help your Child Handle Negative Thinking

April 27th, 2022

As a parent, we bet you’ve heard the following negative phrases endless times: I hate that subject! I hate myself! I just can’t do it! I can’t do anything right! Everyone else is better than me! From primary school children to those studying GCSEs, sometimes our children can be their own worst critic. It’s hard […]

Speed Up Your Revision with Flashcards

April 5th, 2022

Revision! Where DO you start? Seems to be endless information for each subject, piles of exercise books, study books. No wonder GCSE and A-Level students struggle to revise. Have you ever tried flashcards? We LOVE them! They are small cards with a question or prompt on one side, and a bite-sized answer or information on […]