Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s parents’ night and in some areas the school could do better

As the mother of a first year pupil, I had my first experience of secondary parents’ night last week. From the day the letter came home from school it was clear the days of perching on too-small chairs and hearing … Continue reading

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Turning the tables

Last week I added a new string to my tutoring bow. I completed training in a collection of software packages aimed at helping higher education students with disabilities, mainly dyslexia, in their studies. It’s been quite an eye-opening experience as … Continue reading

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What is it like being a fresher student?

So you’ve finished sixth form, you’ve burnt your school uniform, boxed away all your old school textbooks and practice exam papers and are preparing for a whole new world; university. What’ve you heard about university so far? Of course, the … Continue reading

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Do they know it’s Christmas? Well if they are the parents of school age children they flipping do.

The first window of the advent calendar has barely been opened and I’m already feeling that my festive spirit is somewhat jaded. You see, from mid November it starts. At first it just looks like anticipation of lots of fun-packed … Continue reading

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