Scandal of the homes with not a single book to read.

As a former Deputy Head teacher and class teacher for 22 years I was appalled by the latest survey by the London Evening Standard that points out that thousands of 11 year olds start their secondary school with a reading age of 7. I was interviewed on London LBC Radio this week about this shocking statistic. […]

Watch this video! “Gotta Keep Reading”

Here’s a great version of the Black Eyed Peas video  “Gotta Keep Reading” Click here to watch the video  – a fun and inventive recreation of the Black Eyed Peas song, “I gotta a feeling.” Get your kids or students excited about reading!

ERIC – and not everyone reading in class !

When I was a class teacher we used to have a 10 -15 minute slot each day called ERIC – Everyone Reading In Class but this is a super site to help with bedwetting – a very common but widely undiscussed problem for families. It can be worrying, frustrating and very stressful for everyone and […]

Reading – the key skill of success

I’ve been working in quite a few schools recently teaching my “Confidence Classes for Kids” workshop and I’ve noticed the different styles of teaching, mentoring and motivating. I was in a failing school with extremely low morale a couple of weeks ago and found myself in full “Tony Robbins” motivational style as I battled to […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Affirmation

This month I choose to only see positive energy wherever I go. If a problem comes up, I repeatedly say,”All is well.Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this experience, only good will come.I am safe” By repeating this, I calm down and give the Universe time to fix the situation in […]