Learn Coding This Summer With Minerva Me Club!

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Two months off school doesn’t have to mean two months off learning…   We have some exciting news – we can now officially confirm that kids can learn coding as part of the unique Minerva Me Club Holiday School programme! As well as world-class teaching, amazing cultural activities and life skills workshops, children attending Me Club will now be able … Read More

5 Programming Languages to Help Kids Learn Coding

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There’s a huge number of different programming languages around that can be used to learn coding. However, many of these are fairly complicated, requiring tricky syntax or appearing to be overly mathematical. Something that intimidating could easily put a child off trying to learn coding, so we’ve collated some of the best programming languages to get kids started with, that … Read More

Why Now Is the Time to Learn Coding

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In 2016, the influence of computer technology could not have been more significant. From social media bots and the epidemic of fake news to Virtual Reality and driverless cars, technology has never been more integral to how we live. What is at the base of all of this? Coding. Working with a coding tutor opens up an enormous number of doors, and … Read More

Education News: What Happened in 2016?

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2016 saw some major education news, including a new education secretary in Justine Greening, the controversial re-introduction of grammar schools, banned by Labour since 1998, and the ominous threat of Brexit to international students and our entire higher education system.   What else happened? And what can we expect in 2017?   Last year, we saw the growth of a teaching … Read More

2016: Minerva’s Year in Review

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As we look forward to 2017, we thought now would be a good time to reflect on the last year, share what we have done, and most importantly thank the people that have helped us grow as a company in 2016! Despite the aggressively topsy-turvy nature of the last year, from global political upheaval to the litany of celebrity deaths, Minerva … Read More

Education News Weekly – 9th December, 2016

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International education rankings, dodgy A Level predictions and the schools that’s grading parents   School grades parents on support of their children’s education – Telegraph A Nottinghamshire school has been praised by Ofsted for its innovative scheme of grading parents on their support of their child’s education. Since 2011, Parents at Greasley Beauvale Primary School have been graded A to … Read More

Education News Weekly – 10th November, 2016

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Apprenticeships, the teaching crisis…and Donald Trump, of course (because education news is still news)   Lee Elliot Major, chief executive of the Sutton Trust, has claimed that the result of the U.S. election is about education, not politics. Major cites the fact that over two thirds of white voters without a college degree voted Trump, and compared the result to … Read More

Interview with Scott – Our Resident Minerva Mentor

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As well as one-to-one tuition, homeschooling and evening classes through our Nightschooler program, we also offer Minerva Mentors. Mentoring has become increasingly popular as a way to help children develop personally, or address difficulties that may stem from outside the classroom. This week we spoke to Scott, our resident Minerva Mentor, who has loads of experience mentoring children in and around London.   … Read More