Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

What to expect at group and individual admissions interviews for selective schools

Oct 30 2018

What are schools looking for in admissions interviews?

Selective schools are increasingly relying on interviews to help them as part of their final selection decisions. Some schools will use the classic one-to-one interview, some prefer group interviews, and some use a combination of both approaches. The keys to success in this form of assessment are letting children know roughly what to expect and helping them be prepared to converse with adults and cooperate with their peers.

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Avoiding the Summer Slip

Jul 13 2018

My name is Joanna Gibbs and I am the founder and director of SENsational Tutors Ltd., a leading special educational needs tuition company in London. I believe that summer holidays are not only a great time for families to relax and bond but also a great opportunity to help boost confidence, inspire curiosity and develop a lifelong love of learning.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF READING – AND HOW TO ENCOURAGE IT

Aug 08 2017

 

Reading is vitally important in the development of thinking, expressing ideas, expanding vocabulary, and communication skills. Of course, it’s also important for pure enjoyment!

 

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London Mums May 2017 newsletter including Half Term activities for families

May 08 2017

 

Dear London Mums

Spring does not seem to launch and Summer is already at the door. My son is in year 6 and I feel these primary school years have gone so quickly. Before I know my son will be finishing secondary school and will be gone to Uni… I reflect on time and my past 10 years running the London Mums community. Wow! Time flies. In this newsletter, I have packed lots of ideas for the forthcoming May Half Term activities for families in London and beyond as well as ideas for the Summer holidays. In the meantime I am working on our 10th anniversary magazine issue including interviews with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon and former tennis ace Annabel Croft, among other fab content.

 

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London Mums back to school newsletter

Sep 08 2016

Dear London Mums,

School could not come soon enough but at the same time going back to school can be a tricky process for young children and parents. Admittedly my son and I ticked all boxes in a research from Explore Learning that has found what parents say their kids most worry about when returning to school. It’s no surprise that kids dread going back to school, 56% say kids struggle to get back into the school routine, 50% say early mornings are the hardest, 50% of parents in the UK pointed to the early morning starts and a third of kids struggle to cope with the reintroduction of homework.

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