Tag Archives: education

Are social gaps widening education gaps further?

So it would seem that education is still rooting itself in the gaps between social groups.  Hardly surprising, we’ve long accepted that the richer you are, the more access to a better education you appear to get. Is it any … Continue reading

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A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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Understanding home education and how it works

Another increasingly popular alternative to mainstream schooling is home education or home schooling. This is when parents exercise their legal right to educate their children at home. The term ‘home’ educating tends to give an inaccurate impression because most parents … Continue reading

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Tutorhub’s top 10 ways to find a private tutor

The past decade has seen a real boom in the home tutoring trade; despite the worldwide recession, parents are spending more on personalised tuition. Education charity, the Sutton Trust, reveal that while some 18 per cent of children in the UK received … Continue reading

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Help your child achieve their maximum potential as a Gifted and Talented pupil

Gifted and talented students often have a tough time in our education system. One parent told me that ‘the biggest challenge is keeping the child inspired and motivated within an educational system that more often than not lets them down’. … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of graduation day

Over the past few nervy weeks students the length and breadth of the UK have come to the end of an anxious wait as GCSE and A-level results are revealed. Those A-level students achieving the results they needed will, in … Continue reading

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Too much, too soon? When should children start school?

There’s a new campaign being launched by the Save Childhood Movement to raise awareness of the dangers of children starting formal education too soon, which has been covered by today’s BBC news. It’s supported by 127 educational experts, a senior lecturer … Continue reading

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Can you be clever if you Home School?

I’m asking this because of a comment someone made to me recently; “We met some home schooled kids the other day…they seemed so clever”. It was the surprise in their voice that was amusing. Because they’d clearly made the common, … Continue reading

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