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11 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Revise

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

Revision can be tough for both parents and children when exams are looming. Kids may find it hard to stay motivated and parents will often get tired o...

Teacher Dumbfounded By Poor Grammar In Government Letter

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher says she will use a Department for Education letter littered with grammatical errors to help her pupils improve their writing. Mary Davies, ...

Parents Protesting Against SATs Reveal How Their Kids Are Spending The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

Nearly 45,000 parents have signed a petition to protest over the Year 2 SATs exams by taking their children out of school today (Tuesday 3 May). The L...

How LEGO Is Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-estee...

Bullied Kids 'Wrongly Prescribed' Anti-Depressants, Parents Warned

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Children are being wrongly prescribed anti-depressants as a result of being bullied, a leading mental health campaigner has said. The Department for ...

Ofsted Inspectors Segregated By Dividing Screen At Islamic School

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An independent Islamic faith school previously criticised for failing to "promote British values" has been found to segregate male and female staff du...

Kid Answers Bonus Exam Question Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

A child's sneaky attempt to get a bonus point in an exam without actually knowing the answer well and truly paid off. The kid was asked what country o...

Mum 'Disgusted' Son Was Placed In Isolation For This Hair Style

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has said she is “disgusted” that her son was put in isolation at school due to his hairstyle, despite having the same cut for three years. ...

Schools Minister Cancels Leaked Year 2 SATs Paper

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Parents

A national spelling test for Year 2 pupils has been cancelled by the Schools Minister after a teacher spotted it had mistakenly been published online ...

Parents Protest Against Year 2 SATs Tests

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

Thousands of parents are calling on Nicky Morgan to drop the SATs tests children take in Year 2. The petition was started by a group of parents who f...

An Open Letter to the Chief of Ofsted and the Education Secretary

Ella Marshall | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Marshall

Mr Wilshaw and Mrs Morgan, I sincerely hope that you do not rest easy at night when the servants of your system lie awake toiling and panicking over what extra workload tomorrow may bring...

Four-Year-Olds Asked To 'Choose Gender' On Primary School Form

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents

Four-year-olds have been asked to choose the gender they "most identify with" on a council form for primary school places. Brighton and Hove City Coun...

Guide For Parents: 11 Plus Exams

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents

If you'd like your child to attend one of England or Northern Ireland's selective state grammar schools, it's likely they will have to get through the...

Four-Year-Old Won't Be Attending Same School As Three Sisters

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl will be attending a different school to her three sisters after missing out on her first choice. Amelia Doyle, from Trafford, wa...

What to Do When You Don't Get Your Choice of Primary School

Cheryl Barry | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents
Cheryl Barry

My husband had checked the email very early in the morning. I had laughed when he read out the name of a school that I'd never even considered, assuming that he was joking. This soon turned to total shock. Not only had we not gained a place at our first choice of school, but we hadn't gained a place at the other three choices either.

Primary School Places: What To Do When You Receive Your Offer Letter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents around the UK eagerly wait to find out what primary school their child has got into in the run up to national offer day. There are around 600,...

Mum Pleads For Parents Not To Bring Dogs To School For Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother is urging parents not to bring their dogs into school because it could cause her son to have an anaphylactic shock. The mum, from Sleaford, a...

Girls With 'Short' Skirts Sent Home From School To Stop Boys 'Peering Up' Them

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents claim "up to 70 girls" were sent home from school over the length of their skirts. Students were turned away from the gates of Lord Grey Schoo...

Shocking Reason Your Child May Not Get Their First Choice Of Primary School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents

Children are missing out on places at the best performing primary schools because the application process is skewed against kids from "disadvantaged h...

Why It's Time for Dyslexics to Come Out of the Closet

Matt Davis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Davis

here is still a prejudice in education between the students themselves which leads to secrecy instead of openness. It's nothing to be ashamed of, in fact Richard Branson once said 'being dyslexic is actually an advantage and has helped me greatly in life' at the end of the day it's your creative ideas and opinions that will make people take notice, not your calligraphy skills.

Boy Slices Fingers Off On Fence, Parents Had To Go Find Them

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: this article contains graphic images. A mum whose 10-year-old son sliced his fingers off while climbing a fence had to go back to the scene ...

Extra Time In Exams: Your Child May Be Eligible

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

Exams are a stressful time for all parents, whether your child is sitting Key Stage 2 SATs, GCSEs or A levels. If your child has a learning diffic...

Exam Revision Tips For Kids And Parents

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

During exams, whether it's SATs, GCSEs or A Levels, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. The last thing you want to be is a nagging mum...

Girl Praised By Mum's Friend For Refusing To Calculate BMI At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

A man praised his friend's daughter for standing up against body-shape norms that "persecute children", by refusing to calculate her BMI at school. Th...

Hilarious #HomeworkFails From Kids Are The Best Things You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are taking to social media to share hilarious photos of their children's homework fails. From innocently inappropriate drawings to unfortunate...