How to Create a Winning Homework Routine

Motivating your child to do their homework can be a challenge at the best of times, but as they get older and more independent, it can cause an all-out war even getting them to do the bare minimum. Therefore, we’ve created a few tips on how to create a winning homework routine to ensure that […]

How Competitive Are Grammar School Places?

Over the last few year grammar schools have received a lot of press attention, with the government initially backing a boost in places igniting a fierce debate. If you’re considering a grammar school for your child, competition to get the converted places is high. For the most elite grammar schools, you can expect multiple children […]

Ofqual Releases New Exam Stress Guidance For Pupils

The exam regulator Ofqual has released new guidance for pupils to help them cope with the stress of exams as the summer exam season looms. The guidance says that ‘exam stress is not necessarily a bad thing’ – which seems to contradict some of the statement made by the chair of Ofqual, Roger Taylor in […]

Top Tips for Creating a Study Schedule

Helping your child prepare for important exams isn’t just about nagging them to step away from their games consoles or buying as many study guides as you possibly can. Helping them to get organised makes the task of revision far less daunting and can help them gain confidence in the subjects they’ll be assessed for. […]

How to Improve Exam Technique After KS2 SATs

The results of the KS2 SATs for 2018 have been released, and if your child didn’t hit their expected targets, it can be tough on them and you. Their expected grades are made by their teachers based on their classwork, class contribution, and knowing them on a personal level – giving a far more accurate […]

Should you Offer Rewards Ahead of KS2 SATs?

For primary school children preparing to head to secondary school, the KS2 SATs are looming. For many children, it will be the first time they sit a formal exam, but should you be offering them rewards as encouragement for doing well? It can be a tricky balancing act. The thought of a reward, whether it’s […]

How to Handle GCSE Results Day by Parenting Expert Sue Atkins

Parents worry about the stress their children go under around exams but are exams a good or bad thing for children in your opinion? Exams are a way to level the playing field, to see what children know – and that’s part of life. Exams can be stressful, but it’s important how parents handle them […]

What to Advise Your Child on the Day of the Exam

Exam season is here and children up and down the country are preparing to sit their tests. Whether your child is taking their SATs and it’s their first experience of exams or they’re sitting GCSEs to secure college places, it can be a stress-inducing time for them. But when they come to you looking for […]

Helping Your Child With KS2 Maths Papers

KS2 Maths Paper

As your child gets ready for their KS2 exams, they may feel anxious and worried. This is the first time they are going to experience real exam conditions. While SATs aren’t about passing or failing, it is still important to help your child prepare with KS2 Maths papers. Read on to discover some top tips […]

What’s the Best Last Minute Support You can Give to Your Kids for Revision?

Exam time is almost upon us. And we say ‘us’, because as parents, we live through it with our children. If you’ve got secondary school age children we know how stressful the atmosphere will be in your household right now. And although nothing can stop these stress levels from rising, there are steps you can […]