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    How to Prepare your Child for School Admission

    By robert

    11 March 2016

    Advice for parents with children aged zero to five on preparing for UK school admission

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    Coding or Programming – which is better for your child to learn?

    By slt

    11 March 2016

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    Applying to a US University – the basics

    By slt

    11 March 2016

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe has a useful breakdown of the US applications process

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    An Education – Part 2: State or Independent School?

    By slt

    11 March 2016

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    Simply Learning Tuition Mini Series: An Education

    By slt

    11 March 2016

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    James Sheldrake – Teaching Shakespeare

    By sophie

    11 March 2016

    James Sheldrake, one of the private tutors with whom we work, gives his expert view on the value of Shakespeare in the classroom.

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    Private Tutors: Past, Present and Future

    By sophie

    11 March 2016

    Private tuition has traditionally been seen as the preserve of a wealthy elite; however with the advent of widespread higher education and rapid professionalism of the tuition industry, it is now within reach of most UK families.

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    Preparing your Child for Boarding School

    By sophie

    11 March 2016

    Private tuition has traditionally been seen as the preserve of a wealthy elite; however with the advent of widespread higher education and rapid professionalism of the tuition industry, it is now within reach of most UK families.

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    • Advice for parents with children aged zero to five on preparing for UK school admission

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    • To code or to programme? With the introduction of coding lessons into the National Curriculum, parents may feel that their children will be ready for anything an uncertain future can throw at them. However, there are new calls to shift the focus of learning to programming. This is more like asking children to learn to use...

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    • Homework Tips for Parents

      By slt

      06 February 2016

      An opportunity to engage Homework is the time where you get the most interaction with your children’s schoolwork. So talk to their teacher, ask them what they expect from homework and how they use it in their classroom. (You can always write notes in the margins or homework diary)   A routine time and place...

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    • Can children learn from Apps?

      By slt

      03 February 2016

      Can children learn from apps? As technology evolves fast, it’s sometimes difficult for parents to keep up and understand the benefits and the pitfalls of screen time on tablets and smartphones. Yet today there are hundreds of tablets on the market designed solely for children, with extra parental security, many retailing at less than £100....

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    • In this third part of our mini-series, 'An Education' we consider Boarding and ask what affect it has on your child’s academic and emotional development? You can read catch up on earlier parts of the series here: Part 1: What is an education? Part 2: State or Independent Schools? What’s new on the boarding front? Dr...

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    • Sophie Taylor Barthorpe has a useful breakdown of the US applications process

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    • One the expert private tutors with whom we work, Rajiv, gives his own personal insight into what he has learned about the process of tuition from his many hours spent working as a tutor.

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    • IB or A-Level? A Guide for Parents

      By Sophie Taylor-Barthorpe

      04 December 2015

      Choosing the IB is a big decision. In this article we give a series of criteria to think about when deciding between the IB and A Levels.

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    • This month, Part 2 of our mini-series, ‘An Education’ offers advice on how to choose between a state or independent education for your child. For most parents, an independent education is aspirational and the decision about whether to pay school fees of between £10,000 and £35,000 per year comes down to one simple fact –...

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    • Swedish Education – Schools of the Future?

      By Toby Palmer

      06 November 2015

      The Swedish education system is succeeding. In this article we examine firstly what Swedish education consists in, and then which aspects of this success could be transferred to the UK.

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    • October 2015 Twitter Round Up

      By slt

      30 October 2015

      Private Schools As the new term started focus was on some new heads of some independent schools, but most noticeably at Eton, where Tony Little’s retirement has made way for new headmaster Simon Henderson. In an interview with The Guardian he signalled a change in tone for the school, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence,...

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    • ‘An Education’ is a monthly series of informative and inspirational articles designed to give you an up to date insight to the British education system. Topics covered in the series will include a general introduction to what a first class education should entail. We will then look at the pros and cons of different education...

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