Nov 20

How to stay motivated to study for mock exams as the nights draw in

All schools are different in their approach to mock exams, some have mocks before they break up for the Christmas holiday, while others do theirs in January following the break. At this stage, it doesn't matter which approach is best, what matters is that mocks are incredibly important and therefore...

Jun 29

Does Poor Attendance Impact on Student Learning?

A register is taken at each and every class a student attends, but does poor attendance really make a difference if a student misses lessons due to a short illness, the dentist or a doctor’s appointment? Or even more controversially, a family holiday? Absence from lessons raises a host of...

Mar 27

Unlocking your Child’s Inner Maths Genius: From Mystery to Mastery

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 read' would rarely be. In China, Japan and Singapore where all children are expected to be a maths...

Nov 17

11 Plus DIY Preparation Tips

Parents… have you ever felt confused by all the advice on offer from schools, your 11 plus tutor, websites, other parents...? Or ever wished you could just lock a group of education experts in a room together, and not let them out until they've told you how to get your...

Jul 13

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 the other hand, could feel nervous about the prospect of one-to-one sessions whilst others might...