Taking an Interview From Good to Great
Having conducted numerous online mock interviews for 10 and 11 year old children over the past year, I have been lucky enough to see how a written record of a child’s achievements at school, extracurricular activities and hobbies, AND performance at interview all play an incredibly important part in the school selection process.Read more
To Read or Not to Read: Fact or Fiction?
In every class and in every school there are "the readers" - children who effortlessly devour books, one after another, never seeming to lose their love of books - and then there are the "reluctant" readers, those who struggle to find a subject matter of interest or a style that they enjoy. Often the reluctant readers will hook onto a series of books that are not "on the list", but we fail to recognise when they do this, that they have cleared a massive hurdle: to read or not to read.Read more
Secrets of Comprehension
Comprehension. It seems to strike fear in many children's minds. They wonder… “Will I understand it? Will the text be too complicated? Will I have enough time to finish all the questions?" Some useful suggestions to help your child tackle comprehension tests head-on are listed here.Read more
Parenting and Education - A Selection of Books
Parenting can be hard work and while we may not always get it right, we set out to do our best. This selection of "parenting" books covers a broad range of opinion, and all of them will give you food for thought: I think in this list, there is something for everyone.Read more