Time Management 101

Helloooo Saturday Peeps! I had a lovely long chat with my daughter last night (seriously, it was like 1am!). She's trying to organise her life because she has a lot more going on now. So I thought I'd share with y'all what we talked about regarding time management for students. Prioritise: What's most important? What [...]

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 [...]

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 (see Revision Time! and Is Your Child [...]

Education News

Howdy Peeps! Despite the fact it is exactly 10 weeks until Christmas (!!😆😍🎄🎁🎉🎅👼🐧🌲❄⛄) 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. [...]