Parents’ Evening – a guide for parents

Parents’ evening!  Does it make you feel nervous?  Does it bring up old memories of your own school days?  Are you worried about what the teacher may say or what you should ask? Fear not!  I’ll fill you in on what you need to know to reduce the parents’ evening anxiety. Things to know about …

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Giving Praise to Children

In a parent consultation recently, the issue of giving praise to children came up.  Praise is good, right?  All children love praise!  They won’t achieve anything without it. When I was training to be a teacher back in the noughties, everything was based around praise.  Praise for sitting still and listening, praise for writing the …

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What Can I Do To Help My Child With Their Learning?

This was a common question at parent’s evening when I was teaching, and something I’m asked regularly by the parents I work with now as a tutor. My suggestions are below.  Other than the first one which is the most important thing you can do to help your child with their learning, the rest are …

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