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The 11+ Exam in 2019 ...

This article provides a guide for parents of current Year 5 children looking to prepare them for the 11+ Exam in September 2019 to enter their child into Year 7 at a grammar school in September 20..

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Support your Dyslexic Child?

It is estimated that dyslexia affects about a tenth of the population in the UK and is the most common of all specific learning difficulties. Dyslexia is often characterised as a condition which c..

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Increase in Home Schoolin...

Home schooling continues to gain momentum as home-schooled students demonstrate success, both academically and socially. More parents are now taking on the responsibility of educating their o..

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What Makes a Brilliant Te...

The single most significant factor which determines the quality of education that a student receives is the quality of their teacher. Teaching is a most challenging and demanding role. It requ..

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Scholarships and Bur...

If you are interested in an Independent School education for your child, but cannot afford the school fees, it may be worth considering making an application for a Scholarship or a Bursary. WHA..

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Benefits of Home Tui...

There are a number of benefits to home tuition: 1. A tutor has the opportunity to focus on the specific subjects and areas that your child may be struggling with. At school, a teacher c..

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Key Stage 2 SATs, May 2019

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13 May 2019. The timetable is as follows: Monday 13 May 2019 and Tuesday 14 May 2019 English grammar, punctuation and spellin..

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What is the 11 Plus Exam?

If you wish your child to attend a selective state grammar school, then you will need them to sit and to pass the 11 Plus Exam (also called the 11+ or Eleven Plus). In reality, most children will ..

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The Delights of Studying ...

We teach a large number of adults, who enjoy learning new things Our teachers will provide academic courses tailored to each individual adult, one to one, at your home and at your convenience...

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What our new tutors ...

125 NEW TEACHERS JOINED OUR TEAM IN AUGUST 2018 "A really good organisation. The staff in their offices are all teachers and understand the business. Lots of good advice. My first job starting..

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Do you know how brilliant...

Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle's nest and in it was an egg … still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the bab..

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Scientific Facts that Wil...

1. There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back 17 times 2. The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells ..

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Can You Make a Difference?

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on a beach. In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl was..

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How Do You Find a Good Tu...

Tutoring is a large and important part of the UK's education economy (£1.6bn+), but as a sector seems to be hidden in the shadows. Estimates of the number of students being tutored and the number ..

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Do one thing every day th...

An inspirational poem by Baz Luhrmann, 1999 If I could offer you only one tip for the future, it would be to wear sunscreen. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved..

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Do Your Eyes Shine?

Isn’t it wonderful when you meet someone who has got shining eyes? You don’t often meet them, but when you do, they have a real impact. When you are with them, when you talk with them, you ca..

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Top Parenting Tips

There are a number of common factors that parents of successful children have: Parents of successful children teach their children to develop strong social skills, often by role modellin..

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What do the new GCSE grad...

What do the new GCSE grades mean? GCSE grades will be defined by numbers, rather than letters, for GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature and GCSE Maths this summer. The new gradi..

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Why is the sky blue?

Teachers To Your Home | Why is the sky blue? Why is the sky blue? ... and other tricky children's questions that parents can't answer. It was found that 83 per cent of UK mums and dads have..

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Key Stage 1 SATS results&...

After the first year of the new "harder" Key Stage 1 SATs, designed to assess the attainment of Year 2 pupils, following the introduction of a more rigorous Primary Curriculum in 2014, the result ..

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