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

What Is a Tutor Really For?

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In a Times2 article this week, ‘Super-tutor’ Mark Maclaine blew the lid on the best and worst of the tutoring industry, from an eight year old boy with 15 different tutors to an academic breakthrough with a teenage girl struggling at school after her mother’s death. The sheer breadth of experiences Maclaine offered in his many years as a tutor (totalling 20,000 … Read More

“What Makes Great Children’s Books?” Interview with Ross Montgomery

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Welcome to part 2 of our interview with children’s author, Ross Montgomery. Ross’s books have had a fantastic reception from children, adults and reviewers alike, and have already been nominated for numerous industry awards. We spoke to him about what children love to read, and what makes a great children’s book… Ross Montgomery (children’s author) and Hugh Viney (Director of … Read More

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

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

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