Back to School

Autism: The Return to School After the Christmas Break

Jo Worgan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This week signals the end of the Christmas holidays and the return to school. I love having my children home for the holidays but I absolutely dread the return to school. For my youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum this total change in routine is very upsetting for him and you can visibly see his anxiety levels rising.

School Uniform Rules

Katie Hopkins | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

School uniforms instil a sense of discipline into the school day. They are an efficient eliminator of choice. A school uniform is a vital part of respecting one's school and the start of a more disciplined approach to learning.

Scared of the School Gate?

Anita Naik | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

As you take it all in I've no doubt that, like me, you'll wish you could run to the nearest coffee shop and hide from these parents who you just don't want to know. But here comes the next's time to make friends.

Back to School - Tips on Getting Children Eating Breakfasts

Sian Breslin | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This blog post is not a rant on obesity. Instead, I would like to take this opportunity to share some tips on what you as a parent can do your part to improve the situation. We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why then, does the report show that almost half (47%) of boys and over a third (36%) of girls aged 13 go skip breakfast?

Back To School: A Parent's Guide to the Playground

Leigh Clark | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Clark

I hate school. I'm 37 years old but have to go to school twice a day to take/collect my children. The playground contains my two least favourite things in the world en masse; parents and other people's children. 

A Parent's Guide to Back to School Without Breaking the Bank

Matt Leeser | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Leeser

Few of are surprised by the fact that the cost of the contents of children's school bags has increased. We're all accustomed to seeing kids on their way to school carrying smart phones, high-tech headphones and even tablets.

Back to School - Make the Lunches Some Fun at Least

Sian Breslin | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Lunch should contain one of the below and at least one piece of fruit or veggie stick, a drink of unsweetened fruit juice or water and a piece of low fat cheese, yoghurt, probiotic drink, or simply a glass of milk...I have put together some easy lunches and snack options for you to try.

Garage Days (Not) Revisited

Daley James Francis | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Daley James Francis

Recently, my girlfriend and I have been discussing moving to a house that has a garage. I'm 32 years of age and the last time I drove a car was in 1998, when I failed my test for the third and final time. In between fails two and three, my test was cancelled three times in a row.

Out of the Refugee Camp, But Out of School Too

Wendy Bruere | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

Hadija, 12, and her younger siblings are fast becoming part of Syria's lost generation. Hadija has been out of school for over a year and has forgotten how to read. When I asked her if she could read, she said yes. But when she looked at the words on the back of a bottle, she realized she could no longer make out the letters.

Nostalgia - Is It Really What It Used to Be?

Caragh Little | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

'What a good place to be / Don't believe it / 'cause they speak a different language /And it's never really happened to me...' Later in the week, if ...

Teaching Children With Dyslexia

Alex Dyer | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Unfortunately, the label of 'being dyslexic' is often been seen as a negative one. One which can produce upset, limitations and hurdles to a student. However, with the right training, teaching and encouragement it can also produce strengths, talents and creative gifts.

'She May Look Like A Doll, But She's Made Of Strong Stuff'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

It was a big day or all primary school children - and an even bigger one for Charlotte Garside, Britain's smallest schoolgirl. The five-year-old is...

Learning a Foreign Language: Becoming a Proficient Speaker

Elena Barbiero | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Elena Barbiero

How do we learn a foreign language? First and foremost, adults learn languages in a radically different way from children: neurologically speaking, the information acquired is 'stored' in different places in the brain.

Does Back to School Equal Back to Bullying?

Carol Long | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Carol Long

If you're a parent whose child has just completed their first weeks at secondary school, your son or daughter is beginning a journey through one of the most formative periods of their life.

Toileting Accidents at School

Eileen Jacques | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Eileen Jacques

There is no doubt that the parents of children who have wetting or soiling problems know the public perception of these problems and much of their fear is of being tarred with the 'bad parent' brush by other parents and teachers.

Back to the Future (of Schools)

Marc Paterson | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

But wait, what's that explosion of blue electricity crackling over there? And those flaming tyre tracks? OMG it's an ice-coated DeLorean and who's stepping out, dressed in a self-drying overcoat? Why it's Michael Gove!

Back-To-School Rush Revives Retail Sector

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A rush of back-to-school and university purchases saw retail sales unexpectedly bounce back last month, official figures show. Retail volumes in Se...

Getting out of the Front Door

Naomi Richards | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK
Naomi Richards

Mornings can be rushed and you know me I don't like rushing and I don't like unnecessary stress so how can you get your child to 'move it , move it' i...

Back to School: What Every Child Needs

Dennis Hayes | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Dennis Hayes

After many years as a teacher, teacher trainer and writer on education, I have the answer to the question about what one essential thing parents should have bought - - a single purchase that could transform the education of children and young people and make every parent's and every teacher's life better.


Jody Brettkelly | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Brettkelly

Brutal knivings, dove-grey Chanel handbags, senseless sexual encounters, dealings with double-crossing corrupt businessmen, more murders. That's what ...

Back to School & Epic Failing All Over The Place

Kate Sutton | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Sutton

I like to think of myself as an organised person. I'm not. I just like to think of myself as one. Take this morning. It was Skig's first day at Junior school today so I made sure I got up early. I say early ... any time before 8am I consider early.

Helping Your Child be the Best They can at School

Naomi Richards | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Richards

Your child may want to do well at school but they may not know how to do the best they possibly can. As parents we can help them by giving the support...

Electronic or Paper?

Anya Hindmarch | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Style
Anya Hindmarch

The new satchel feeling though has caused me to think a lot about diaries over the summer months. I have been a Blackberry all the way kind of girl ever since I left my beautiful hand tooled diary in Edinburgh airport in 1996.

Is Your Child Anxious About Going Back to School?

Naomi Richards | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Richards

Starting a new year can be an anxious time for children. There is a new teacher to meet, new work, old friends they don't want to see and possibly new friends to make.