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Education Round-up: Allocated places & nature

March has arrived and with it the buzz of allocated secondary school places. We are making the move from home education to secondary school in September, and are very excited. Although we are aware that many families will have been disappointed with the decisions made, so our first stop this month is… The Appeal Process This […]

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Education Round-up: Languages, STEM & frogs

We are back with a jam-packed edition of the education round-up, while January was filled with rain it also saw the start of a bright new year, my middle daughter visited a toy museum to learn about toys from the Victorian era. My eldest who is home educated started taking a deeper dive into coding, […]

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Education Round-up: From France to phonics

We are racing into the last few schooling weeks of this year. Christmas parties, plays, and Christmas jumper days – festive and lovely. We recently had a parents evening, and I love hearing about what my daughter does in school, isn’t it fascinating what they get up to? This round- up we head to France, […]

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Education Round-up: Settling in & asking questions

September was a lovely month, little ones going into school full-time, families starting their home education journeys. As for the bigger kids? Away to college or 6th form they went – wow, time flies. October is where it all falls in to place, routine are perfected, lunch boxes are whipped up in a jiffy, Hallowe’en […]

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Education Round-up: Goodbye September

Welcome to the October Education Round-up! It feels a bit like the summer came and went in the blink of an eye, the school uniform prep, getting home education plans in order and the millions of ‘uniform in front of the door’ photos splattered our social media happened so quickly. We are gradually getting back […]

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Education Round-up: Home education in action

Home education is a choice being made by a growing number of U.K. families for a huge variety of reasons and in September last year we joined the ranks when our eldest daughter didn’t start school. As it’s my first month writing the BritMums Education round-up, I thought I’d start off by showcasing some of […]

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Education Round-up: It’s SATs time of year again

I sit here writing this month’s BritMums Education Round-up racked with nerves as right at moment my baby (ok, yes she is 7 but will always be my baby) is sitting in her school hall on the first day of her end of KS1 SATs testing week. A lot of has been said about testing […]

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Education Round-up: School places and testing

For most parents, and their children of course, returning from Easter break is the start of a stressful few months school-wise so I’m starting this BritMums Education Round-up with a little humour from Babi a Fi with their (tongue in cheek) look at the British Education System. School Places This week sees most parents find out where […]

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Education Round-up: School choices & road trips

Here we are over half way through January already, three weeks into the first half term of 2016.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but once you become a parent to school aged children I swear life starts to fly by even quicker. I can’t believe I’m back already with my second BritMums Education […]

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Education Round-up: December 2015

I have really enjoyed putting together my first BritMums Education Round-up. As an ex-teacher, now with two children of my own going through the state school system, I find the whole subject of how and where we teach our children fascinating. As this was my first month I didn’t set a theme; I wanted to […]

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Education Round-up: Teaching science

So how do we teach our little ones science? How do we encourage them to investigate and understand the world around them? Well it seems that you lot have a million and one ideas and messy play activities to do just this! However for those of you looking for inspiration read on – I’ve found […]

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Education roundup – castle made of cookies, remembering the first world war &

Spring has sprung, the Easter holidays have started (mostly) and we are beginning to enjoy some sunshine – thank heavens! This month I wanted to focus on how we can encourage our children to learn particular subjects at home,whether we home educate of just want to back up what is learnt at school. So how […]

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Education Roundup – Dealing with exam and test stress

Spring has sprung, the daffs are blooming the birds are singing and all over the country teachers, students and parents are embarking on the roller-coaster ride of exam stress and pressure! We’ve had our share of the pressures here (and will again in a few weeks) so last year I wrote a post to offer […]

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Education Round-up: Exams, longer hours & tough teachers

This month it would have been very easy for the whole roundup to be a long rant at Mr Gove and his proposed longer hours in school. But it has been talked about in other parts of Britmums so I’ve tried not to focus on it too much! But the words from Following the beat […]

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Education round up – Nativity costumes, silly season and teaching kids to fail

So did we all survive the holidays? Have you finally managed to get the last of the glitter out of the carpet? How are the new years resolutions going? ok – I won’t ask! Here we are, everyone is back at school and work, and a reason level of normality is restored. But before we […]

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Last Education Round-up of the year!

Firstly I should apologise for not being on the ball last month! Crisis after crisis and a huge first university deadline leap up and attacked all at once! This month I have hidden away my elf knitting kit, banished the cat and my OH to the other room and am determined to work my way […]

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Home educating special

So here it is as promised, a home education special. I will confess I don’t know much about the subject, my children have always attended formal schools and so this has been an education for me as well. For those amongst us who are novices on the subject Ross Mountneys 10 step guide seems a […]

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New term, new education round-up

Here we are – September already, a new term and a new start for lots of little people moving on to “Big School”. Among the parents waving their babies off this term are Bumbles of Rice, but offering some sobering advice is Mum of 3 world, who has traveled that path 3 times before. Smiling […]

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