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How to choose the right school for your child

Mar 01 2017
This article aims to shed some light on one of the biggest dilemmas for parents: How to choose the right school for your child.

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WHEN SHOULD (AND SHOULDN’T) YOU TUTOR YOUR CHILD? FREE EDUCATION TALK FOR PARENTS.

Feb 23 2017
WHEN SHOULD (AND SHOULDN’T) YOU TUTOR YOUR CHILD? HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR CHILD IS REACHING THEIR FULL POTENTIAL? Local education consultancy and tutoring company JK Educate are offering local parents help finding the answers to these two key questions with a FREE EDUCATION TALK FOR PARENTS AT THE HENRIETTA BARNETT SCHOOL.

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Motivating your child

Jan 31 2017
To work hard and sustain their efforts, children need to feel confident of their success. They need to be able to manage their anxieties, frustrations and feelings of discouragement or anger. If they cannot, they will give up trying to succeed. Children need to be encouraged and inspired. They need to see the relevance of learning. If they are criticised for lack of effort, it is likely they will become more disengaged, acting defiant and rebellious. This behaviour can also provide the perfect cover to hide feelings of anxiety or inadequacy.

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Coping with exam stress

Dec 28 2016
Coping with exam stress is this week's theme for my guest blog for London Mums. Exams and tests can cause anxiety and stress for families; even younger children sitting SATs tests can suffer from nerves and worry about them. There are many small ways you can help reduce this stress.

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The 11+ entrance exam journey

Nov 26 2016
It’s wise to start planning early for your child’s move to senior school. Begin by finding out which local schools are available to your child, and consider how far you would consider commuting across London for the right school. If you are considering selective state or independent schools, it’s essential to have your child academically assessed. This will allow you to find out if they could pass the 11+ (and whether they are likely to thrive in an academically selective senior school).  Good assessment feedback should also include advice on which schools would be a good fit for your child’s ability and academic potential. If you decide a selective school is right for your child, this is where the journey through the 11+ entrance exam begins!

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