Early learning

How do we ensure that the children in Early Years get the best start and are ready for school? Starting school is one of the most important milestones in a child’s life. Taking the next step of their development and embarking on their educational journey is a hugely important moment. But ...

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Private tutoring

The benefits of one-on-one tutoring The history of private tuition goes back a lot further than you might think - all the way to ancient Greece in fact. On the say-so of his father, a 13-year-old Alexander the Great was mentored on a range of topics, including the doctrines of morals and ...

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School of rock

As concerns about music education provisions continue we take a look at why music is instrumental in helping pupils develop. Ask a group of adults to list their regrets and you can bet that at least one of them will cite not learning an instrument. Giving up those piano lessons because ...

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A different league

With a new system in place for rating schools, we take a look at how parents should interpret league tables and find how you should really go about finding the right school. Christine Toner reports. This month, thousands of pupils will have started senior schools up and down the country. Impeccably dressed ...

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Michael Welch – MiC LOWRY

Mic Lowry, stylised as MiC LOWRY, are a vocal harmony boy band from Liverpool singing pop, contemporary R&B and soul music. The five-member band was formed in 2011 and is made up of Delleile Ankrah, Akia Jones, Kaine Ofoeme, Ben Sharples and Michael Welch, who all attended Calderstones School in ...

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