Category Archives: Education

A Personal Review of The State Education System (not the teachers)

Tomorrow sees the beginning of the final full term of compulsory education in school for my children! They have all been very fortunate to have been taught by some marvellous teachers to whom I take my hat off. And no … Continue reading

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Motivating The Unmotivated

I have a 15 year old son.  He doesn’t like school very much and he certainly doesn’t like giving up his time to revise for exams.  Sound familiar?  He’s obviously doing something right though because he got an excellent report … Continue reading

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Post 16 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Based on recent observations contemporary students appear to be more inadequately prepared for life outside the classroom than ever before.  Having been enticed through the education system with a plethora of sweeteners incentivizing their participation in the learning experience there … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Music In Child Development

Music is everywhere!  It plays over the radio, backtracks to television programmes, is piped in shops, restaurants, surgeries, resonates through us, in us, about us.  Day in day out music is a huge part of our life, affecting our moods … Continue reading

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Equality

In today’s newspaper, discussions avail over the absence of Tory women in the Cabinet.  But is this breaking news or a case of old habits die hard?  Is it acceptable or is it cause for concern?  Debate rages in the … Continue reading

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Traditional Discipline in School

So Mr Gove wants to bring back traditional discipline in schools, but what do you think?  Do you think there is a place for lines, litter picking, detentions?  Is it in fact the school’s place to discipline our children or … Continue reading

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Embracing the Truth of ‘Home’ Education And Why It Is Vital For Positive Outcomes

“Young people were born free; soon they may be everywhere in chains” (Tim Hands, Head of Magdalen College School) Taking the responsibility for educating our own children has never been more important than now!  And by education, I don’t refer … Continue reading

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