Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

May 20 2013

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a helicopter parent!

Hovering over their children, these over-zealous parents are filling every available minute with supervised activity. They micromanage their child’s life and bail them out of every tricky situation. Is this perfect parenting or a recipe for disaster?

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WITH 63% OF UK 11-14 YEAR OLDS UNABLE TO EVEN SPELL ‘ACHIEVEMENT’ HOW CAN WE EXPECT OUR NEXT GENERATION TO BE SUCCESSFUL?

Mar 20 2013

The news of the UK’s slipping education standards is worrying: From not knowing who invaded England in 1066 to which century WW2 was in, these shocking statistics gathered over the last 12 months are a bit distressful.

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Top Tips for your School Application

Feb 14 2013

Getting your school application form right and providing the necessary information can be an important part in securing the school of your choice.

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Top tips for filming a Nativity play

Dec 06 2012

As the Christmas season draws upon us, many parents will be gearing up to take on their annual role as ‘Movie Director’ to film their little one’s starring moment in school productions and carol services. Whether they’ve got a leading role as Mary or Joseph, or will be taking a star turn as one of the farm animals around the manger, parents want to do the best job of capturing the precious moment on film. But you don’t have to be the next Scorsese to film a great video, here are some top tips to help you film a video even the Three Kings would be proud of.

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Should kids play chess? Research suggests that they should! Don’t miss the London Chess Classic (1-10 December 2012)

Nov 27 2012

There are studies that suggest that introducing pupils to chess at a young age offers them a host of educational and social benefits that are not engendered by other team and individual sports. Numerous research studies have shown the positive impact chess has on students’ academic performance, especially in maths, reading, problem solving and attendance levels. Chess is a universal game and brings children of different ages, races and genders together in an activity they can all enjoy. Chess can also teach children valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship – how to win graciously, accept defeat, learn from it and persevere.

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