Back-to-school shoes reviews

Sep 15 2019
Here’s a rare photo shoot of my camera-shy 13 year old Diego with his new school shoes. I treasure these memories as he’s growing at the speed of light. 
 
Typically an Italian house is full of shoes. Mine is no different. We’ve got shoes for all occasions, sport, comfort. You are probably laughing but shoes are a big deal in my household.  

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11+ School Selection and Academic Assessment – The Vital Combination

Jul 07 2019

In this blog I am looking at 11+ school selection and academic assessment, a vital combination for success.

Where to start?

Evaluating your child’s options for senior school can be stressful. The overwhelming amount of information available about schools can also be bewildering. Schools have different styles and academic standards, and it is important to choose one where your child feels both comfortable, motivated and will thrive. You need try to stay focussed on what is important for the development of your own child’s needs. The “best school” is always the school that best suits your individual child: academically, socially, ethically and geographically!

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Why in the British school system a good school might be better than an outstanding school

Nov 02 2018

This blog on the British school system might be controversial but I speak from personal experience. I have experimented first hand that an outstanding school is often (not always) more interested in academic results at the expense of its students’ wellbeing, not just mental health in broad terms but also physical health. My son went to an outstanding secondary school last year that was all good on paper but did not nurture social skills in the slightest. I felt that it was more like a Victorian age institution that preferred punishment to positive reinforcement, where children are disciplined with detention for little infractions (i.e. a non-perfect tie knot) all the time and never rewarded for good behaviour and results.

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