Education Matters

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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Jun 14

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. For those who are thinking about tutoring, helping their child to feel positive about the prospect of working with a tutor is the key to family harmony. Parents who...

May 10

Entrance Exam Series: When Is the Right Time to Start Tutoring?

Increasing numbers of families are turning to private tutors to help their children get the most out of their primary education but many parents are unsure about the best time to use them. Despite shock headlines about children barely out of nappies being tutored, such early intervention is very rare....

Apr 26

GCSE Options Part II: Making Subject Choices In Year 9

GCSEs are likely to play a more significant role in university applications than in recent years. The government has scrapped the two-part A level, which means lower sixth formers no longer have AS level grades to show to admissions tutors. GCSE scores will now be the only concrete evidence of...

Apr 21

GCSE Options Part I: Helping Your Child Choose In Year 9

The spring term in year 9 is the time to start thinking about GCSE choices. Engaging early with your child gives both of you time to do some research, consider the options and select the best path thus, averting last minute arguing and panic. Some subjects are, of course, compulsory...