Online school flooded with calls from parents with vulnerable SEND children who are being failed by the system

Nov 25 2021

An online independent school has been re-introducing vulnerable children into school with SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) who have lost confidence and have been failed by the system in their quest for adequate provision for their learning and development needs.  Many families have been pushed to crisis point and according to Ofsted, some have been waiting for more than two years to obtain any support. As a result, rising numbers of parents have contacted Minerva’s Virtual Academy over the last month for guidance and support around re-introducing their children into education.

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Anselm’s named Prep School of the Year 2021

Nov 11 2021

Anselm’s Preparatory School, Bakewell has been crowned Prep School of the Year at the Tatler Schools Awards Ceremony 2021.

The prestigious title was awarded after Tatler examined nominations for hundreds of UK prep schools, from a variety of sources, including public votes. From this, winners are handpicked from a carefully created shortlist, overseen by an expert panel of judges.

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Top tips to engage kids in maths this National Maths Week (8-12 November 2021) 

Nov 09 2021

Early-age maths competence is the strongest predictor for future academic success, yet many children struggle with maths and it impacts their learning and motivation as they progress through school. 

The UK currently ranks seventeenth in the world league tables when it comes to maths competence assessed at the age of 15, with China, Singapore and Macau in the top three places. But what can we do to improve this? 

With National Maths Week approaching, it’s the perfect time to consider your approach to maths home learning and how you can support children to see maths as fun rather than feared and loathed so that children can excel at the subject we either loved or loathed at school.

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