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parents, parental engagement, parental involvement, home-school communication, Student & Parent Resources, PTA

Why Join Your School's PTA?
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

Parent Teacher Associations‭ (‬PTAs‭) ‬get a bad wrap in the media, with films depicting cliquey mums who run the‭ ‬‘club’‭ ‬of which your baking for their latest fundraising event will...

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Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from parents’‭...

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teachers, parents, Students, Blog, children, abuse in the classroom

Handling Teacher Abuse in the Classroom
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on March 18, 2016

Teacher abuse is something that we never quite think of or even acknowledge that it actually happens.

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School, teachers, Bullying, parents, Blog, children, anti-bullying

What to Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied at School
By Bethany Spencer on November 20, 2015

Satchel looks at what measures can be taken if your child is being bullied at school.

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School, teachers, parents, Students, Blog, anti-bullying

Anti-Bullying Week #MakeANoise
By Bethany Spencer on November 16, 2015

How to overcome bullying with help, support and advice, and a focus on the hasgtag #makeanoise

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Autonomous learning, teachers, parents, Homework, Students, Blog

How Homework Can Contribute Towards Autonomous Learning
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on September 7, 2015

Homework is a form of independent learning - students can take hold of the reins of their education.

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How to Get Involved in Your Child's School Life
By Bethany Spencer on July 3, 2015

The benefits of parents being involved and present in a child’s school life has been researched countless times and the same results keep appearing - if a parent is engaged in their...

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Technology, parents, Homework, Education, Guest Blog, parental engagement

Parenting Pressures & Technology's Role in Education
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 30, 2015

 Caroline Gallagher looks at the pressures of parenting and the role of technology in education.

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Tips & Tricks, parents, Blog, help, parental engagement

How To... Help Your Child Cope with Their Workload
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 29, 2015

Sometimes your child may lost momentum... That's where you come in and help them get focused!

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Parental Involvement in Homework Can Help, Not Stress
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 25, 2015

Some children may panic at the thought of their parents involving themselves in their homework process, but it can be helpful rather than stressful.

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3 Schooling Events Parents Shouldn't Miss
By Bethany Spencer on May 15, 2015

It’s necessary for parents to be involved in their child’s academic life to make sure that their child is getting the care that they need as well as to help encourage them with their...

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Tips & Tricks, parents, Homework, Blog, parental involvement

6 Tips to Help Your Child with Their Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 7, 2015

It's crucial for parents to be involved and engaged in their child's school life, particularly the homework process.

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How to Engage the Harder to Reach Parents with Homework
By Louise Raw on October 2, 2014

Parents lead busy lives and can be hard to reach in the best of times, let alone when it comes to homework. We've shared some top tips on how you can engage the harder to reach parents...

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role models, lifelong learning, modeling, pursuit of knowledge, parents, Articles, apps, Blog

The Pursuit Of Knowledge and Lifelong Learning
By Louise Raw on December 5, 2013

The importance of role models and the pursuit of knowledge for lifelong learning.

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Technology, parents, Homework, Students, Blog

10 Reasons Why Homework Doesn’t Work at All
By Naimish Gohil on July 21, 2013

 Regardless of the worth of homework, there are certain situations when homework doesn't work at all which we need to be aware of. 

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Ten Top Tips to Get Parents Involved with Homework
By Naimish Gohil on June 14, 2013

How parents handle helping their children with homework, can reinforce that homework is a positive value and that education is important. It can build a stronger bond between the school...

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