Tag Archives: Worries

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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Should we be worried about advertising in secondary schools?

A few weeks ago I blogged about the NUS’s call to arms as it looks to recruit UK Universities into backing its new campaign to ban advertising from payday loan companies on campuses across the UK. A ongoing wider debate on the … Continue reading

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Another view of curriculum – do we need it anyway?

The curriculum for schools in England is being revised again. According to the Prime Minister this new one is going to be ‘rigorous, engaging and tough’. The education secretary promises a curriculum that will get basic skills right.  (BBC) But … Continue reading

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Should payday loan companies be banned from advertising at all UK universities?

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called on more UK universities to get behind its campaign aimed at protecting students from marketing by payday loan companies. Payday loan adverts are already banned from campus at the University of East … Continue reading

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Should pornography be included in sex education lessons?

A report published last week by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (pithily entitled ‘Basically… porn is everywhere’) found that a significant number of children access pornography. The study reveals that the level of pornography children are exposed to is … Continue reading

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Puppies and pants: The things we do for exam success

We all have our own strategies for clearing the high hurdles when it comes to exams. From the slow, steady plodders who take a long run up to the late night, caffeine fuelled crammers; our exam approach is as unique as our … Continue reading

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Cramming – is it ever a good idea ahead of exams?

Exam season is coming up thick and fast and for many of us it’s time to face facts – for one reason or another we haven’t lived up to the model student figure we’ve convinced our parents we are and … Continue reading

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Common exam mistakes you need to avoid

Sometimes it only takes the deathly pallid stare from a blank sheet of A4 paper to get our knees a’knocking; confidence crumbling into nervous dust as the tick-tock of a booming clock counts down on our future… Yes, it’s exam … Continue reading

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Top Tips for parents: My child is a bully

A new study published in the journal of Child Abuse and Neglect has suggested that children who have overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied by their peers. After a thorough review of 70 studies looking at some 200,000 … Continue reading

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Top Tips for parents: Is my child is being bullied at school?

Education secretary Michael Gove has been recalled to appear before MPs sitting on The Education Select Committee to face a further grilling over what he knew about allegations of bullying by his key advisers. Mr. Gove had previously told the … Continue reading

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