6 ways you can help your child read when they are in reception class

When your child starts school it is a really exciting time for them. They learn so much in such a short space of time and you will notice so many advancements in their development. From having a responsibility for what they do, being self-sufficient at lunch, and playing independently. But the big thing that happens in reception class is that your child really comes along with their reading. Reading is such an important part of the early year’s foundation stage, and it is important to support your child as much as possible. So what can

9 things you can do to help encourage your child to read more

Reading is one of those things that I think your child will either love to do or avoid doing it at all costs. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium, especially in primary school. Reading, however, is one of the best things that your child can do to progress. But what can you do to help encourage your child to read more? Sometimes you need to think outside of the box for different approaches to reading and I thought I would share with you some of the things that you could try. 

How to get a complaint heard at school

We can all get to a stage with our child’s school when we are not happy with something. After all, with our children spending so much time in a school environment, there will likely be bumps in the road. Of course, some complaints and issues can be handled straight away, others may need more persistence if you don’t get the resolution you are after. 

How Holistic Education Builds Resilience in Children

Collaborative post A wider transition to more holistic education has long been advocated by educators as a response to the apparent drawbacks of traditional educational frameworks. Holistic education aims to develop children into well-rounded and fully actualized individuals, de-emphasizing the narrow teaching of skills in favor of comprehensive intellectual, physical, and emotional development. Such an approach may help children develop the resilience they need to navigate the accelerated pace of cultural and technological change they may experience as adults. In Singapore, the primary proponents of holistic education have been, until recently, the many international schools

10 Questions to ask at the parent’s evening of your KS1 aged child

Most parents love the chance to discuss their child with their teacher and parent’s evening is one of the best opportunities to get a true understanding of what school life is like for them. After all, your child’s teacher spends a lot of time with your little one and therefore will be able to give you a greater insight into how they are doing and their likes and dislikes. 

How to communicate with your child’s school

When it comes to sending your children to school it can often be a daunting experience for many parents. Essentially, you are leaving your little ones in the care of people you may have had only a few short conversations with. An environment that you looked around while being directed by a headteacher. A school where you have read a report from Ofsted about how they are doing. No matter whether it is your first or not, primary or secondary school, school is a fresh chapter for everyone and something you all have to get

How to be more involved with your child’s education

Sending your child to school can be overwhelming for any parent, but you also want to ensure that you do what is best for them. School isn’t easy for every child and some children will find academics much harder than their peers. While you want to help them and get involved as much as you can, you might also be aware of going too far.

How Early Do You Need to Start Educating Your Children?

AD | Collaborative post When it comes to your children, one of the hardest decisions you will need to make as a parent is when is the right time to send them to school. This, of course, is a highly personal decision that will depend on a range of factors. The key one of which is whether your child is actually ready to go there. For some children, starting school at the age of six might be beneficial as it gives them an extra 12 months to grow and mature. For others who might be