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Play your part in unlocking their full potential!

“Support Your Child at Key Stage Two: A Guide for Parents” is the 4th in my new series of 5 books, written to guide you and help you collaborate more effectively with your child’s school – so you can help them strengthen and sharpen their potential, as their learning really begins to develop and intensify…

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First-class support for you and and your child

“Support Your Child at Key Stage One: A Guide for Parents” is the 3rd in my new series of 5 books, written to guide you and help you collaborate more effectively with your child’s school – to help ensure they achieve their maximum potential during these vital first stages of formal learning. Presented in simple,…

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Helping to alleviate Early Years staff shortages

The manager of a group of nurseries said it had been “incredibly difficult” to recruit qualified early years staff. As a former teacher, Deputy and SEND Support Manager, a recent article on the BBC’s website really resonated with me concerning a massive 45% increase in vacancies for Early Years practitioners in Bedford, Milton Keynes and…

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Literacy Crisis

An article in the Times (Griffiths 2022) suggests that reading is fast becoming a lost art. Apparently, a small number of children are arriving in our secondary schools with reading ages as low as six or seven. Education experts warn of a reading crisis caused partly by children’s growing obsession with screens on tablets, made…

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Are you – a he, her or they, them, their?

What is going on? Are there no traditional genders any more? I have just read an on-line post from a source which shall be nameless. A person, whose name I had better not state, is referred to, in an on-line post, which contains the sentence ‘……(name) whose pronouns are she/her/hers, discusses the experience of her…

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