10 Predictions for Personalised Learning for 2013

Are you finding it difficult to adapt to all the new technology and  the way your kids learn? Do you feel a bit lost and unsure about how your kids should be using their ipad and mobile devices? Here is an interesting article from Personalized Learning as the main change that will happen in teaching and […]

Using Facebook could help boost exam grades

I was surprised to read that students’ use of social networks like Facebook could help boost their exam grades, according to new research that I read about in The Telegraph today. I work with lots of parents (and teachers)  who disapprove but it looks like time on Facebook may help rather than hinder students’ performance. […]

Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 20 years I read with interest this article by Annie Murphy Paul in TIME IDEAS about the importance of parenting ! “Given all the roiling debates about how America’s children should be taught, it  may come as a surprise to learn that students spend less  […]

Rhythms, Rituals & Routines – The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

I am reading the very wonderful book “Celebrating Families” –   which is just bursting with simple,practical ways to enhance family life  by my friend Helen Sanderson and Maye Taylor at the moment and I can’t put it down! I keep having to stop and highlight their wonderfully simple yet inspiring ideas and I was in a school today […]

Secret Teacher: ‘Dear Ofsted inspector, I am giving you notice to improve’

I know just how this teacher feels as a former Deputy Head ! Schools quake in fear of Ofsted instead of seeing it as an opportunity to get inspiring new ideas and positive feedback. The culture of blame and shame really doesn’t help schools or teachers feel valued or  improve morale as everyone has become […]

Why YOUR child’s school should have a One Page Profile

I had a super day filming about the wonderful One Page Profiles that are being introduced in to schools through the UK by Helen Sanderson Associates and myself. I was delighted to have been invited to do the voice over and filming for the launch of this ground breaking video that was launched in The House […]

How To Avoid Summer Slippage !

https://youtu.be/C99JxaUBcMU With all this pressure on kids these days to ‘achieve’ I’m often asked by worried parents, as a former Deputy Head, how to prevent their kids learning from slipping back during the Summer Holidays. Some children go to Summer Activity Camps while others stay home and play. Some kids travel, some visit relatives, some […]