8th February 19
Many of our happiest memories from our childhood are connected to time spent outdoors exploring and having fun. Today, children are spending more time inside, in front of screens, whether it’s watching TV, Youtube videos, playing games or completing online tasks. While being digitally literate is crucial for the next generation, too much screen time…
29th January 19
Any time we stretch our brains and attempt something new, we’re helping to create and strengthen neural pathways. Especially when tackling problems which use multiple parts of our brain and require thinking in different ways. These activities can sharpen our mind and help to keep it that way – a little like a fitness regime….
24th January 19
How students are feeling affects every part of their school day – their mood, their performance, their health and their ability to make friends. This is why encouraging the mental wellbeing of pupils is paramount. After all, children spend five days a week in this environment. Pastoral care is there to make sure that this happens,…
16th January 19
While parents and teachers may despair at the amount of time that children spend on their laptops, tablets and phones; the digital age has brought many positive resources to education. Interactive whiteboards, games and activities which test specific subjects, and search engines which provide a vast database of information. Millennial children rely less and less…
9th January 19
Each child’s education needs are different. It is estimated that at least one in ten UK children have dyslexia; approximately 6% of children are dyspraxic and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is becoming a more common diagnosis. All of these pose the risk of a child appearing slower to learn, less well behaved and less ‘intelligent’….
4th January 19
Regular exercise is good for all of us. While we know that we should be engaged in physical activity most days, it can be hard to manage with a hectic lifestyle. This goes for children too who are often juggling school life, socialising with friends and learning an awful lot on a daily basis. But…
27th December 18
Playgrounds are happy environments where children engage their imaginations, socialise with their friends and get a refreshing break from the classroom. But more goes on in the playground than you think. The imaginative games of the playground are not separate from the learning that takes place in the classroom, they’re actually an extension of it….
23rd December 18
The need to be tech-savvy has never been more important than it is today. Both as part of everyday life and also in the workplace. Many children have daily access to devices such as smartphones, tablets, even newer technologies such as virtual reality headsets and 3D printers. The world is becoming more reliant on technology…
16th December 18
What are co-educational schools? Co-education (co-ed for short) is a system of education in which males and females are educated together. It is also known as mixed-sex education, and mixed-gender education. Learning in a co-ed school has many benefits, which we outline in this week’s blog post. Brief history of co-education in the UK When…
13th December 18
Motivation to read tends to decrease with age, especially if pupils’ attitudes towards reading become less positive. If kids do not enjoy reading when they are young, they are unlikely to become avid bookworms when they are older. Therefore an important part of encouraging children to read is nurturing a love for literature early on….