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Education matters gives you access to our professional briefings, as we reflect on the ever changing education landscape. Drawing on the latest in education policy and research, our briefings will help parents understand the current dialogue, challenges ahead and solutions.

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Helping you help your child

Expertly written with your education concerns in mind, helping you help your child offers practical solutions to specific challenges your child faces in their current year group. Parents can also find useful tips to support their child’s progress through every academic milestone.

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Does poor attendance really have an impact on student learning?

Does poor attendance really have an impact on student learning?

A register is taken at each and every class a student attends, but does it really make a difference if a student misses lessons due to a short illness, the dentist or a doctor’s appointment? Or even m...

Exam season series: 3 principles for writing a great essay

Exam season series: 3 principles for writing a great essay

Writing an English essay paper as part of your GCSE or A level exams does not need to be a daunting experience. As I tell my students, there are 3 basic principles you need to apply to your writing in...

Exam season series: Mylène Curtis advises on managing stress

Exam season series: Mylène Curtis advises on managing stress

The teenage exam years, right on through to university, can induce anxiety with a small 'a' because of the sheer onslaught of academic workload. Young people can struggle with both time and expectatio...

From mystery to mastery: unlocking your child's inner maths genius

From mystery to mastery: unlocking your child's inner maths genius

There seems to be a peculiarly British acceptance that some people are no good at maths. The comment is made happily by self-professed ‘mathsphobics’ in a way that an admission that ‘I struggle to rea...

Promoting wellbeing in learning: a place for private tutoring

Promoting wellbeing in learning: a place for private tutoring

Growing up today seems to be harder than ever. Children and young people face a host of pressures that were unheard of only a few decades ago. The omnipresence of social media and an increasingly scre...

11 Plus DIY preparation tips

11 Plus DIY preparation tips

Parents… Have you ever felt confused by all the advice on offer from schools, websites, other parents...? Or ever wished you could just lock a group of education experts in a room together, and not l...

Useful tips to help your child feel positive about tutoring

Useful tips to help your child feel positive about tutoring

When it comes to tutoring, some children positively welcome the idea, whether it be in preparation for exams or to give them additional help in a subject area they are finding tricky. Some children on...

Helping your child feel positive about tutoring

Helping your child feel positive about tutoring

Parents will be all too familiar with the struggle it can be to get their children to knuckle down to their homework. ...

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