Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back to school – this year it will be better

North of the Border our kids are already back at the interactive-white-board face and life is settling back down into a term time rhythm again. Stress levels have just about returned to normal. The general level of anxiety and upheaval … Continue reading

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Simon’s GCSE day story: Part 2

Following on from our earlier blog post this morning, Simon has been in contact to say that he visited his School and received his GCSE results this morning. He says ‘I am really pleased. I got 2 A’s, 5 B’s … Continue reading

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Simon’s GCSE day story: Part 1

Well the big day has arrived – GCSE results. The day when your efforts over the last two years are brought into sharp focus. We will be following Simon, a 16 year old State School student from Bristol today. He … Continue reading

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Four things all young people can learn from Team GB

Amongst all the pride, the passion and the excitement at Team GB’s success at the Olympics, there are lessons we can all learn from our most successful Olympians in more than a century. But with London 2012 looking to ‘inspire … Continue reading

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10 Best Excuses for Not Doing Your Homework

I’m sure most, if not all students, have at least a few times (or more!) during school where they’ve handed in a homework assignment late, and so as not to get into trouble, given an excuse to their teacher as … Continue reading

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Informality in the classroom – Is it a good or bad thing?

I was talking to my friend’s little sister this morning, aged 17, about her experience in her current sixth form on the Isle of Wight. Above other things, what specifically stood out about her conversation, was her annoyance at her … Continue reading

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