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Here's A Big Reason To Send Your Kid's School Application Off In Time

SWNS | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

Here's a cautionary tale when it comes to sending your kid's school application early. A four-year-old boy has been told he can't attend the same ...

Sex Education Book Teaches Kids That Not All Babies Are Naturally Conceived

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education books usually involve the stereotypical 'mummy and daddy make a baby' type scenario. But a new book is educating children on the diff...

Teacher Writes School Report... For Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Your child's end-of-year school report might have landed on your kitchen table recently, but did you also receive a report detailing your own behaviou...

Mum Whose Son Got Severely Burnt On School Trip: 'Teachers Are Not To Blame'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe sunburn while on a school trip to Spain has said it was her own son's fault, not the teachers'. ...

The One With the Little Victories

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Georgy Jamieson

His school report was warm, genuine and full of love. No he's not top of the class but he's gaining confidence everyday. It was a joy to read a report on the boy from people who actually know him and haven't just come to observe him, then think they can tell me all about him after half an hour.

Back To School Shopping Checklist

Parentdish UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents

It's that time of year again, when you need to start thinking about shopping for school supplies.Shopping for school uniform during the summer holiday...

Parents Discuss The State Of School Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents

Some parents have complained about the state of their children's school reports. It's not the children's performance that the parents are disappoin...

Why We Want International Students to Work in the UK

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.

Bad Literacy Directly Affects People's Health And The Society As A Whole.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
J.N. Paquet

Shouldn't the government make eliminating child illiteracy one of its priorities in order to achieve just that and to create a fairer modern society for all?

Dad Visited By Police After Sharing 'Threatening' T-Shirt Photo On Facebook

SWNS | John Bett | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

A dad was shocked when two police officers were sent to investigate a photo he shared on Facebook showing a slogan T-shirt. Martin Gillingham, 47, ...

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

Photos Show Homeless Boy Studying Alone On The Street At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

UPDATE: This Hardworking Little Boy's Dreams Will Come True Thanks To The Internet Photos of a young boy using the light from a fast-food restauran...

25 Things That Happened at My Primary School in the 1980s That Would Never Be Allowed Today

Kate Chapman | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Chapman

Looking back at all the old photos on display reminded me how simple life was back then, and just how different my own school experience is from that of my children. It's inspired me to compile a little list of things that *actually* happened at my primary school in the 1980's - that would never be allowed today, or if they were, I suspect would be severely frowned upon....

Encouraging a Reluctant Reader: Top 10 Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I am going to assume that you know the basics of making sure you have lots of books at home, that you read every day to your child (with enthusiasm!) and that you have books that interest your child. Beyond that, here are my Top 10 Tips...

12 Things I've Learnt During My Kid's First Year at School

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Summer Holidays are around the corner and it's been 9 months since I said my first goodbye to my son with a lump in my throat at the classroom door. Whilst he has undoubtedly learnt so much, it's fair to say it's been a pretty steep learning curve for Mummy too!

Parents Shocked By Raunchy Play Set As Homework For 12-Year-Olds

SWNS | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised a school for making 12-year-old children learn a "sexist" play where characters use chat-up lines to try and get drunk girls i...

School Bans Girls Wearing Skirts After They Only 'Just Cover Their Bottoms'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts after the rising hemlines were distracting the male teachers. Trentham High School in Staff...

Lunchbox Inspections: Teachers Can Confiscate And Keep Your Kid's Food

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

Teachers are able to lawfully "confiscate, keep or destroy" children's unhealthy food items in their lunch boxes and take part in lunch box inspection...

Father Blames Daughter's Violent Attack On Failure Of School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was caught on camera violently assaulting another pupil has blamed his daughter's school for failing to resolve t...

'We've All Got F***ing Nits!' - A Survival Guide

Helen Thorn | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Thorn

My usual response in stressful situations is to crack a joke and have a laugh, but I found myself embarrassed and on the defence. Just like STDs in your twenties, it turns out nits aren't such a natural source of humour when they happen to you...

Excessive Dog Poo On School Route Sprayed Pink To Warn Of Danger

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents

Parents weren't pleased after finding an increasing amount of dog poo on a busy school route pathway their children use every day. The route leadi...

School Rewards Pupils With Kindles Funded By Cash For Free School Dinners

SWNS | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents

A school is handing out thousands of pounds worth of restaurant vouchers and Kindles as incentives to pupils – funded by cash for free school dinner...

Mum Facing Jail For Taking Daughter On Term-Time Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

Correction: Originally this article stated that Jackie Turner paid a £60 fine. She has now informed us she was not hit with the original fine. A ...

More Parents Than Ever Before Take Kids Out Of School For Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents

The rising cost of summer holidays at peak time is the main reason more parents than ever before are taking their children out of school for their fam...

Most Kids Think Computer Games Are Exercise *Face Palm*

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents

The future generation is at risk of spending too much time with technology, as it has been revealed that nearly a quarter of young people think playin...