Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]

Anti-Bullying Week

Howdy Peeps! On Monday my daughter's school had an odd-socks day to raise awareness for Anti-bullying week. The idea being that everyone looks different but all are accepted. There are lots of things we can do to deal with bullying but the most important thing is to talk. Our kids need to know it's not [...]

Mock Exams

Howdy Friday Peeps! GCSE-takers will be in the midst of mock exams for the next couple of weeks and the year 10s will be waiting to start theirs after year 11 have finished. This may be the first time some of them have experienced exam pressure, so go easy on them (seeย Revision Time!ย andย Is Your Child [...]

Education News

Howdy Peeps! Despite the fact it is exactly 10 weeks until Christmas (!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿง๐ŸŒฒโ„โ›„) I'm going to be serious for a minute and talk about my other passion, education. A small change to the English Literature GCSE: Students were getting an anthology of poetry based around either Conflict or Love. (Which they did was up to [...]

Education News

Hi-de-ho Peeps! There's a lot of change going on in the education world, particularly with regards to testing. I thought I'd share what I know for the parents and students out there. I should clarify that this tends to be true of state-funded schools but private and academy ones are more varied in their approach. [...]