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August 26, 2016

After a long summer holiday it can be hard to return to the routine and effort of school days, whether you are an adult or a child! Here is a quick guide to getting children back into the school mindset!


Routine is the most important thing for adults and children...

February 21, 2016

It is that time of year again when revision becomes the focus in and out of the classroom. This can be difficult for both students and teachers. As a teacher, I am often concerned that I don’t teach “revision” as well as I could and students often say they don’t know h...

February 19, 2016

Exam stress has been in the news several times recently, with concerns over stress in young children tested in primary schools all the way up to GSCE students often sitting 2 exams in one day during a very intense testing period. So what are the signs of stress in our...

November 11, 2015

The weather has changed, the nights are drawing in and the supermarkets are full of tins of’s that time of year again! Staying positive and making lessons fun on the run up to the Christmas break can be tricky, especially when you are being asked to prov...

September 3, 2015

Educators often talk about the benefits of cross curricular provision in schools, and schools to include it in the curriculum, but usually as a single project, or a few one off days of activities. But is it really beneficial to have cross curricular projects? And are o...

August 31, 2015


42% of 500+ employers in the UK reported having difficulties recruiting STEM-skilled staff in a 2012 CBI survey. Only 13% of the entire UK STEM workforce are girls! In fact, the UK has lowest number of female engineers in Europe, at only 9%.


Getting girls into STEM su...