Education

New GCSE Number Grades – Everything You Need To Know

This is the first summer where kids all across the country will be receiving the new GCSE number grades instead of the traditional letter scores – but what do these new grades actually mean? Here’s how to decode the modernised system. First it was O-Levels, then we got used to the A*-U letter scores, and […]

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You Can Be PROSECUTED For Taking Your Child On Holiday During Term Time

Parents who take their children out of school during term time for a family holiday can be prosecuted, the Supreme Court ruled today. Unless you get written permission from the headteacher of your child’s school before the holiday, you risk being landed a hefty fine of £60, which rises further to £120 if unpaid after […]

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Why I am boycotting school photos

Why I am boycotting school photos After posting about this on Facebook it seems as though I’m not the only one – please support me if you agree with this, numbers speak volume and we need to make a stand… Just a quick note before I start, this is not a swipe at schools as […]

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Holiday Hunger, Children Go Hungry When Not At School

Have you heard of holiday hunger? Some children go hungry when they’re not at school And teachers are calling for a change. A quarter of all teachers are calling for holiday breakfast or lunch clubs for pupils to give needy children one decent meal a day. Some hard up families can’t afford to give their […]

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How to take the expense out of school uniforms

How to take the expense out of school uniforms I am very proud to say my friend has come up with this genius idea and it is going down a storm here in Newcastle upon Tyne… Charlene Paterson is a Mam of 3 so she knows just how expensive school uniforms can be and the […]

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School Uniform Price Comparison

So many supermarkets and stores sell school uniform now, making our lives easier. The question on everyones lips is ‘where is the cheapest to buy’? Hopefully, my school uniform price comparison will help. I have scoured so many websites to try and find you the best value uniform. I know only too well how expensive […]

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How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school

How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school The digital takeover has well and truly arrived. Most children will possess a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, and in many cases, they will use each of these at least once a day. Digital devices such as these can be helpful when used […]

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How to prepare your child for starting school

How to prepare your child for starting school Most parents in Britain now know which primary schools their children will be attending and, for many of us, this has thrown into stark focus the reality of sending our babies off into the big bad world. It can feel daunting enough for us adults; just imagine […]

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Help With School Uniform Costs

Help With School Uniform Costs Not everyone is entitled to this help though… I think school uniforms are expensive and it takes a lot of shopping around to find the best deals. I often shop in the sales in October – November time when school uniforms are being reduced.  You can often pick up uniform […]

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Primary school warn parents over ‘paedophile ring’

Primary school warn parents over ‘paedophile ring’ The text warnings have so far been sent to 3 schools. What kind of world are our children having to grown up in? It breaks my heart to think there are youngsters out there suffering at the hands of these monsters! Now three primary Schools have issued warnings […]

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Aldi Full School Uniform for only £4

Aldi Full School Uniform for only £4 Wow, this is fab! Get an Aldi full school uniform for only £4! From Thursday 14th July, Aldi’s school uniform range will be in stores, whilst stocks last. You can also pre-order the uniforms online from Thursday 7th July. Their uniform deal beats every other retailer hands down… Get a […]

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Council cuts school summer holidays to five weeks

Council cuts school summer holidays to five weeks This council is the first in England to do so Barnsley Council in South Yorkshire have brought in changes which will begin in the 2017/18 academic year. The pupils and teachers will now have four weeks and four days off in the summer –  which is nine […]

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20% off school uniforms at Marks and Spencer!

20% OFF school uniforms at Marks and Spencer! Perfect time to purchase some new uniform – never pay full price. If you have a little one who’s in School then you’ll be pleased to know that Marks and Spencer  have 20% off their school uniforms range very soon. Although the summer holidays are almost upon […]

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SATs Test Leaked by ‘Rogue Marker’

SATs test for 10 and 11 year olds was leaked online by a rogue marker A SATs test on grammar, punctuation and spelling due to be sat by 600,000 10 and 11 year olds in England today was leaked online by a ‘rogue marker’ according to the Department for Education. Ever since their introduction, SATs […]

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