Non-Christmas Post For Students

Howdy Peeps! 3 weeks today is Christmas Eve! YAY!.... but before that there are still 2 weeks of school. Most year 11 students have sat through Mock exams in the last month and are awaiting results...some come this week! (Don't worry if they don't, some schools don't get them til after Christmas.) What I want [...]

Mock Exams

Howdy Friday Peeps! GCSE-takers will be in the midst of mock exams for the next couple of weeks and the year 10s will be waiting to start theirs after year 11 have finished. This may be the first time some of them have experienced exam pressure, so go easy on them (see Revision Time! and Is Your Child [...]

Not Yet…

Hey-ho Peeps! Sorry I've been out and about for a couple of days. Well, it's August. August means results time for our GCSE and A-Level takers, they may not be thinking about much else as they are preparing for their future. Please be gentle and encouraging if they are nervous and in limbo. A-level results [...]

Exams And More Exams

Morning  Peeps! I know it's Sunday, but if you have a child approaching GCSEs, A-Levels or SATs right now- or are taking them yourselves-  then this is for you. If you haven't already, you may want to read Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push and start from there. For SATs takers: Top Tips for SATs Prep SATs [...]

Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push

Morning Peeps! Today (or at some point this week) the schools go back for Summer Term....yes, summer... even though we've not really had spring yet! For many kids (and teachers) this is the beginning of the final slog, exams are imminent. Remind them to try their best, keep calm and that there's always another chance. Some [...]

SATs Practice

Morning Peeps! If you have a child in year 5 0r 6 (aged 10-11) then you probably know the SATs tests are in May. Parents keep asking me for practice papers so their child can get some extra revision in. I will put some links below, but first, a word of warning: Most children will [...]

Is Your Child Stressed?

Morning lovely Wednesday Peeps! I spoke the other day about SATs Prep and Instilling Confidence in Children. I can't stress how important those are, but perhaps a more urgent issue is learning to read the signs that they are stressed. What to look out for: Insular, withdrawn and anti-social (more than normal for a teenager) Lack of communication [...]