Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

UK charity offers help to parents who are worried about the costs of sending their kids back to school

Nov 08 2012

As cuts, salary freezes and childcare fees continue to wipe out family earnings, UK charity Turn2us is urging parents to check their eligibility online to help pay for uniforms, class materials, school trips and lunches.

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Mumpreneur’s testimonial: 10 minutes chat with ‘Every Teacher Matters’ author Kathryn Lovewell

Oct 20 2012

Inspirational chat with ‘Every Teacher Matters’ author Kathryn Lovewell.

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Teachers need to step up as parents’ lax attitude to handwashing could be putting children at risk

Oct 11 2012

Research released today by Initial Hygiene suggests that teachers need to be encourage their pupils to wash their hands, as parents may be endangering their children’s health by taking a ‘laissez-faire’ approach to hand hygiene. A survey of primary school children and their parents has shown kids lag behind their parents when it comes to handwashing, with over 40% of youngsters saying that they don’t always wash their hands with soap after using the toilet, and almost three quarters admitting they didn’t wash before every meal.

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Let me play (Trust me … I’m learning)

Oct 04 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words and this is one of my favourites. A shame it wasn’t around in 1999 when my 4 year old son was being constantly scolded, chastised and persecuted by his teachers. I’ve felt for a long time that children in the UK start school far too early and when this is compounded by being an August born child – the odds for a smooth ride in the early years, dwindle to virtually zero.

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Tween girls pick art as favourite school subject this new term

Sep 12 2012

More than 100,000 girls in the UK, US and France responded to the Back to School survey run by GirlsGoGames social gaming platforms in just a few days! The idea behind was to find out how girls in the UK, US and France are feeling about going back to school after their summer break. It turns out that while some passions are universal (cookies, art and the social side of school), attitudes to school vary between countries.

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