How Parents Can Support Their Children With Homework

In times gone by it was usual for families to gather around the dining table in the early evenings to enjoy a meal together and talk about the day’s events. It was also the perfect opportunity for a parent to answer any questions their child had about school homework.

Top Tips to Encourage Reading At Home

There are many among us who look back on their childhood years and fondly remember the hours of pleasure spent reading. Whether it was surreptitiously done after lights out under the duvet or while sitting in a favourite chair during winter months, or even while outside in the summer garden, reading was for many a means of escape and adventure.

Report Shows Pupil's Favourite Books

The “What Kids Are Reading” report for 2019 has been released and shows some interesting trends. Over 1 million children across 5,000 schools were surveyed on their reading habits and favourite books to compile the study which has been tracking pupil reading habits for over 10 years. 

Let's Bring Back Storytime

Reading for pleasure has a more significant impact on academic success than having a parent who has graduated from university, yet only 32% of children (up to age 13) share storytime with an adult and some schools have no allocated curriculum time for class storytime once children leave the confines of the Reception classroom.

The History of Schools in Edinburgh

With a population of over 530,741, Edinburgh is a very popular city for its culture and history and attracts a lot of tourists every year. With the population being so big, the number of education sectors is forever growing. Below, you can find an infographic that has a variety of facts and figures about schools from a range of centuries in Edinburgh.

Could This Proposed Test Be Damaging?

Whether your children are already in the school system, or you have a few years to go before you are at the stage of applying for their place in Reception, you will probably have heard about the controversial new plans that the Government have for tests for four-year-olds. 

8 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

Reading is a vital building block to success when it comes to so many things in life and especially in terms of the subjects that your child will encounter as part of the school curriculum.

Are We Putting Too Much Stress on Our Pupils?

Being a child can be remarkably stressful. As we grow older, it can be easy to forget our formative years in primary and secondary school, with anxiety over studies, exams and generally trying to find our footing in the world looming over our everyday lives.

10 Schools Doing a Great Job in Lincolnshire

The latest league table shows that Lincolnshire has many schools to be proud of. A huge number of establishments have achieved exemplary academic achievements and there are lots of exciting extra-curricular activities happening too. 

Our Best Early Reader books

Instilling a love of reading early on in life is the perfect way to ensure an ongoing addiction to books. 

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