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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Come on in, the water’s fine!

Did you know that swimming can help you to maintain a healthy heart and lungs? Or that it can actually improve your mental well-being by providing space to relax and switch off? Indeed, according to Bupa, swimming can reduce anxiety and stress, release endorphins in your body (the natural feel-good ...

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