4 Reasons To Learn The Language Before You Go On Holiday

Spring has finally sprung, and if you are anything like me, you are starting to look ahead to the long Summer holidays which really aren’t that far away now.  Around this time each year, we begin to think about where…

3 Top Tips For Your Child Starting School

So, this is it. Your child will be starting big school in September – it feels like a long way off but in reality it is only a handful of weeks away.  Maybe they have already been at a Nursery…

KidSmart Review

As the children become older and are more adept at using tablets and websites, we have spent a lot of time searching for appropriate apps that will not only engage the children but will also teach them and help them…

Alternative Girls’ Gift Guide

This time of year always drives me a little insane as I try to figure out what to buy Little Miss.  Part of the problem is that she is 8. Part of the problem is that we don’t tend to…

Perfect Gifts For Teachers : Gift Guide

Around this time of year (or even the beginning of October in some stores) there are aisles and aisles of chocolates, biscuits and goodies, all being promoted as being perfect gifts for teachers.  Now, I know that teachers love to…

How to Survive Christmas as an NQT – 5 Top Tips

You’ve made it through the first half of term.  You’ve had your first Parents’ Evening, submitted your first set of data and survived several observations (at least!)  It’s only a few weeks until the Christmas holidays, and it dangles in…

Tips From The KS1 Moderation Cycle 2018

Now the dust has settled on last year, there are many different agencies publishing their findings from the KS1 moderation cycle 2018 which are always worth a read.  Often they are written by the teams that have been moderating for…