Month: September 2016

Is homework really a key ingredient in the recipe for success?

This week, a school in Essex scrapped all homework in order to allow teachers more time to plan their lessons. Catherine Hutley, principal at Philip Morant School and College has told pupils and parents that homework will no longer be set, and instead, out-of-hours tasks will be encouraged (but not compulsory) and there will be …

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Don’t forget to remember…use your memory

We’ve recently started working with an organisation that runs the Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children. The competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory stars, and last year saw over 300 schools across the UK take part. The initial stages of the championship are conducted online, with the …

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Back to School: new shoes, an oversized uniform and Henry VIII

Next week signals the end of the summer holidays and the start of a new academic year. For many students, this can be both an exciting and daunting time, with class changes, new subjects, possibly new friends and teachers and, most students’ least favourite part, the onset of school work and homework once again. After …

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