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Can You Complete These 5 Maths Challenges Aimed At Kids Aged From Five To 11?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents

The “mastery” teaching technique for maths is said to be helping UK kids improve their test scores. This “inclusive way of teaching” maths ori...

This Little Boy Didn't Quite Understand What He Was Meant To Do In Sports Class

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents

A little boy didn’t quite understand the instructions given to him during a sports class with American footballers. The kids were all lined up behin...

13 Struggles Parents Face When Back-To-School Shopping

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents

September is on the horizon and not only does that mean you need to re-establish the sleep routine that has been destroyed over the summer, but you al...

Why Theatre Is One Of The Most Important Tools For Social Justice

Nilaja Sun | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nilaja Sun

I am from the Lower East Side of New York. A beautifully diverse neighbourhood filled to the brim with colour, life, and the stamp of the immigrant experience. Growing up, I felt the beauty of the diversity, delighted in the taste of foods from all over the world and absorbed the sound of the many accents that dominated this unique part of the Big Apple.

Back To School Stationery: 21 Items You May Want To Add To Your Shopping List

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents

Whether your child is heading back to primary or secondary school in September, a stationery haul will be one of their top priorities. We’ve rounded...

Clarks Pull 'Dolly Babe' Shoe From Back To School Range After Complaints Over 'Sexist' Name

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents

Clarks has pulled a back to school shoe from sale after complaints that the name of the product was “sexist”. Twitter user Miranda Williams called...

Mum Posts First Day Of School Pic That Shows Exactly How She Feels

HuffPost | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum used her kids’ first day of school as the perfect photo op to show how she really felt about the end of the summer holidays. On Sunday 7 A...

Mum Slams Clarks For Placing 'Inferior' Back To School Shoes In Their Girls' Section

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised Clarks claiming their back to school shoes are “aggressively marketed” at boys, in a way that may be off-putting to girls. Je...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

15 Backpacks That Will Get Kids Excited About Heading Back To School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents

One of the most exciting parts about heading back to school as a child is the shopping trip to get all the supplies. And one item no parent can forget...

Hormonal Hayfever : What is it and how can you help prevent it?

Angela Chalmers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.

Isolated In Class: How Can We Make Sure There Are No Invisible Children?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Being quiet and well-behaved alone don't make an excellent student, not if that student isn't meeting their potential. Schools want to help every child succeed, but with increasing importance placed on results and rising numbers of unqualified teachers in the classroom, it's more important than ever for us to ensure these children aren't missed.

Mum Sums Up Why Parents Should Try To Find Joy In Back To School Shopping With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

The summer holidays have barely even started and already there are adverts about the back to school supplies you have to buy, causing many a roll of t...

Food for thought: why our teachers need to be taught about nutrition

Roy Ballam | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Roy Ballam

Last month you may have seen the news headlines dominated by "Fish fingers are made of chicken and Fruit Pastilles are one of your five-a-day, say UK ...

Dad Throws Sports Day In Garden For Son With Asperger's After Teacher Suggests He Stays Home

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents

A dad decided to take matters into own hands and throw a sports day for his son with Asperger’s, after it was suggested the boy shouldn’t take par...

Aldi Drops Price Of School Uniform Package From £5 To £3.75

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

Aldi has announced they have dropped the price of their school uniform package from £5 down to £3.75. The package includes two polo shirts, a round-...

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

What Teachers Want Parents To Know About The First Week Back At School

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

For parents the first week back to school after the summer holidays is filled with mixed emotions - relief tinged with sadness, excitement for your ch...

Lidl Is Offering A Full School Uniform For Just £3.75 (But You Better Be Quick)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Lidl supermarket is offering a full school uniform outfit for just £3.75. The high-street retailer’s back to school range will be on sale from Thur...

An Exercise Book, A Pen, And Help - When I Needed It Most

Ed Green | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Green

Then one day, our dinner lady sat down next to me. Peering at the pages of scribble, she asked me why. Her voice was calm and friendly. With a flourish, she took a pen out of her uniform pocket. And a few pages on from the word 'look!', she wrote her name in clear letters - 'Mrs Holliday'.

Primary School Kids Lost Marks In SATs Exams For Size And Shape Of Punctuation

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

Primary school staff are venting their frustration at the “harsh” marking of Year 6 SATs exams on Twitter. Teachers are complaining children have ...

Why This Mum Won't Let Her Son Accept His 100% Attendance Reward At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum prompted a discussion among parents after writing a Facebook post about why her son will not accept his 100% attendance reward at school. Rachel...

This Adorable Pup Was Adopted By A School To Help Pupils Deal With Stress And We Can't Even

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

A school has found an alternative way to help their pupils deal with stress and anxiety during exams - they’ve employed a full-time pup. Tavistock C...

SATs: More Than A Third Of Primary School Pupils Fail To Meet Expected Standard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

More than a third of primary school pupils have failed to meet the expected standard in their reading, writing and maths SATs exams, figures show. Acc...

Parents Urged To Take Primary School SATs Results 'With A Pinch Of Salt'

PA for HuffPost UK | By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

Primary schools must not be judged on their SATs tests results alone, headteachers have warned. Schools and parents know that the results, due to b...