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How tonight’s dinner can boost your child’s exam chances

Exam time is just days away for many children in South Africa. Testing for the National Senior Certificate begins on Monday, October 26 and the exam marks the last qualification that many children will pick up before leaving secondary school with the results closely monitored by the country’s colleges and universities. Many parents will be … Read More

Somebody Got Their Sums Wrong: Boys Are Not Better At Mathematics

Here’s an old chestnut: boys are better at mathematics than girls. We have probably all heard it repeated a hundred times. Fortunately, it’s just plain wrong and statistics prove it. The Myth: Scientists have spent decades researching whether a mathematical ability is because of biological or social factors. While girls have long done better at mathematics … Read More

Attendance Awareness Month: Every school day matters

September is Attendance Awareness Month in the United States – a nationwide campaign recognising the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. It aims to get schools and communities to promote the value of good school attendance and to take action to reduce chronic absenteeism among schoolchildren before it leads to long-term problems. In the … Read More

How to support your child after results day

The waiting is over and those much-anticipated exam results are finally on their way. But for your child this is just the beginning of the next stage of their lives – probably further education or perhaps the first tentative steps into the world of employment. For most youngsters, this is an emotionally charged time. So … Read More

Climbing trees and kicking a football lead to better grades!

Think physical activity is unrelated to academic performance? Although we may not associate sports and physical activity with intellectual achievement, research shows that kids – as well as adults – who are physically active do, on average, outperform those who are less active. While most people might associate high grades with long periods studying, research … Read More

How Have Parent-Teacher Relationships Changed?

The importance of strong parent/teacher relationships A strong relationship between parent and teacher is essential to the success of a child’s education. It has always been an influential factor in a good education, although the parent/teacher relationship has changed over time. Parents benefit from being involved in their child’s education by getting ideas from school … Read More

Interactive Map of Home Education Across England

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Linkedin We’ve created an interactive map which shows the ratio of children between the ages of 5-16 years old which are home educated in their respective local authorities*. View the map in full screen   The southeast tops the charts for the highest concentration of home educated … Read More

What is Flexischooling?

Flexischooling is a unique arrangement between the parent and the school in which children are registered at school normally yet only attend part time. The rest of the time the child will be home educated. There is no curriculum that parents must follow when they are educating their children at home, but the children must … Read More