Education News Roundup – 29/09/16

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Grammar schools backlash, Brexit fears and no more homework   In yet another challenge to Theresa May’s contentious grammar schools plan, a wide-ranging study into the effects of grammar schools has found her claims of their benefits to be ill-founded. The Education Policy Institute examined GCSE results across grammar schools and good comprehensives, finding that, for bright pupils, there was … Read More

Getting Kids to Read More: Our Interview With Children’s Author Ross Montgomery

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It’s hard getting kids to read. We chatted with Ross, whose work has been listed in the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics’, shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year Award and the Branford Boase Award, and featured in The Times Children’s Book of the Week, about how you can encourage your children to read more.   Hey … Read More

Education News Roundup – 22/09/16

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University rankings, mental health, a teaching crisis and why we should be more like Finland. This week’s biggest piece of education news, for the first time since it began in 2004, the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings has been topped by a British university, with Oxford taking top spot. The UK is second only to America, with 88 (up from … Read More

Education News Roundup – 15/09

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‘Tutor proof’ entrance exams, a new anti-bullying app, and the UN on refugee education This week’s education news update starts with a continuation of the grammar schools debate, which is still ongoing. Theresa May’s first flagship policy is already facing opposition from several members of her own cabinet, and a recent survey of teachers suggests that the majority of them … Read More

Back to School Advice to Help Your Children Succeed this Year

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Going back to school can be a hectic and stressful time for parents and students alike. We’ve put together some key back to school advice for the new year, to help your children maximise their potential, while minimising your stress level. 1. Talk to your child – and listen to them This sounds obvious, but how and how often you … Read More

Education News Roundup – 08/09

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For the new academic year, Minerva will be publishing a regular weekly blog collating all the most important Education news in brief, so you can easily keep up to date with what’s been happening. Thursday 8th September, 2016 The biggest Education news this week has been that Theresa May’s government has confirmed it plans to open new grammar schools. The proposition … Read More

How to Choose the Best Nursery for Your Child in London

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Many working parents face the tough decision of choosing a nursery for their child and in London this can be a more complex process than many parents are prepared for. Handing over your little one to strangers for perhaps long periods of time can be an anxiety inducing prospect for many parents, and understandably so. We talked to Rose de … Read More

Top 10 Tips for GCSE/ A level Revision

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Hear a ticking clock? Clicking pens? The footsteps of invigilators stalking across halls…? Yes it is that time of the year again where a year’s work will be measured in a mere two hours, exam time…eeek! But we are here to calm your nerves and still your shaking pens, and offer you our top tips and guidance on how to … Read More

Tutors’ CPD: The 11 Plus and Child Safeguarding

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18.06.2015, Minerva Towers A select team of our tutors gathered at Minerva Towers yesterday to participate in a session on the 11 Plus lead by Adam Muckle (@ADMbar), professional tutor and 11 plus pre-test specialist. Adam is also a board member of the Tutors Association. The course addressed academic and pastoral elements of  tutoring the 11 plus alike. The 11 … Read More