Managing homework schedules

As a parent you need to take some responsibility for your child’s education. They do learn a lot from school but often the pupils with input from home, go further. There are a number of ways in which you can help your child with their education. From a very young age you can start to read to them and as they start school, allow them to read words to you. Often in reception the majority of their homework is reading based. Reading helps children with other aspects of education such as spelling and grammar too. As they get older they... Read More »

Offering tutoring to students

If you are a retired teacher you may consider going in to tutoring. Unlike working in a school, you can often pick and choose the hours you work and fit it in around your life style. It allows you to carry on teaching in a way but without all the added commitments. You don’t actually need a degree in the subject you want to teach, but a degree in core educational subjects, including maths, English, science and modern languages, may be useful when tutoring in these subjects. This means that even if you have never been a teacher, you can... Read More »

Practising spellings with your child

Spelling is a very important part of a child’s education. Spelling is taught at school but if you can help your child with their spelling at home as well, they will pick it up a lot quicker. Spelling is not only useful when a child is learning to write but also aids their reading ability. Children often get sent home from school with spellings from a very young. They may just have to practise them for a spelling test or they may also be given homework around them. Although it is very easy to send your child off to do... Read More »

Getting your child involved in after school clubs

When your child is at school you may find, especially after the first year or so, they are asked if they would like to join any afterschool clubs. These clubs often range from sports to crafts to cookery and can be a great way for your child to learn in a different way to what they would in a classroom. After school clubs are often less formal and relaxed than a normal school day. Often the issue with after-school clubs is the cost, especially if you have more than one child to send. These clubs can often be around five... Read More »

Making reading fun

As a parent, the school your child attends will probably want you to try and listen to your child read most nights. If you have a child that does not particularly enjoy reading then this can be a challenge and often turn in to a bit of a battle. You need to be able to make reading fun so that they want to do it. There are a number of ways in which you can do this, and if you are stuck for ideas, then we have given you a few below: Make a game out of it – rather... Read More »