Working as a private teacher is an extremely rewarding pursuit with many benefits.

How can parents help with dyslexic children?

It seems obvious to state that all children are different and develop at different rates, but it’s something easily forgotten by parents worrying about their child’s progress, especially with reading. If the child’s reading skills are not developing fast enough for the demands and expectations of a rigid curriculum then their general progress in school […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

Make maths fun with the help of free and fun online resources such as games, tutorials, apps and podcasts

Will it be strait jackets to control children next?

There was a report in the media recently about an approach used in German schools to help manage the behaviour of children with ADHD. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the term used for children who have difficulty concentrating, who demonstrate impulsive and sometimes uncontrollable behaviour, who are intensely and perhaps inappropriately over active […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

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Autism and home education

There have been some fascinating and informative programmes about Autism broadcast lately which are raising awareness and understanding of the difficulties associated with it. And a new little film featuring ten year old Alex explains some of the very real challenges autistic children deal with on a day to day basis with things we take […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

What equipment should I use for online classes?

Coping with dyslexia – information and advice for parents

Parents of dyslexic children face a variety of challenges. On the one hand there may be a reluctance to label your child as having a specific learning disability and you might be worried about the prospect of causing anger, resentment and possibly bullying. On the other hand, however, you’ll also appreciate the importance of giving […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Changes ahead for those with Special Educational Needs

Education Health and Care (EHC) plans are replacing statements of SEN, and bringing along some changes with them. Naturally, if you are a parent or guardian of a child with special educational needs, you will be very keen to understand what exactly will be changing. Therefore here is a breakdown of the main points you […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

What equipment should I use for online classes?

Considering if, and how, to integrate children with special educational needs into mainstream education

There is a wide variety of physical and mental conditions which have an effect upon the educational performance of different students. Some of these special educational needs (SEN – a legal term) pupils are very capable of achieving good grades, provided they are given the appropriate support. Others are unable to make the same intellectual […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

What are GCSEs like now?

Home education for dyslexic children

Home education can be a very successful choice for those children with Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a confusing difficulty with much controversy surrounding it, identifying itself in a multitude of symptoms. It particularly affects the way in which children read and process words and symbols. In a class setting, with much of the work revolving around […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

Where can you learn online?

Getting to grips with Dyslexia

The purpose of this article is to look at the subject of dyslexia, ways to spot it, the educational challenges it raises and the help available. Dyslexia is a common type of specific learning difficulty which affects the ability to read and spell words accurately. Often running in families, dyslexia makes it difficult to process […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read

Help your child achieve their maximum potential as a Gifted and Talented pupil

Gifted and talented students often have a tough time in our education system. One parent told me that ‘the biggest challenge is keeping the child inspired and motivated within an educational system that more often than not lets them down’. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance to parents on how to […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read

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Don’t let special educational needs be a barrier to successful learning

Parents of children with special needs know the importance of collaboration when it comes to education. Regardless of whether their child has visual, auditory or other impairments, from the very beginning, parents will count on advice and care from professionals, to ensure their child has a fair, good and goal-oriented education. Disability is, by nature, […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 4 minutes to read

What qualities does an art teacher need?

Help support a deaf child with this handy set of tips

If you have just discovered that your child is deaf or hard of hearing, you can easily feel at a loss as to what steps to take to ensure they have an optimal learning experience. Some 90% of all parents of deaf children are not deaf themselves, so it may be surprising to find that […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read

What are the benefits of teaching webcam tutorials?

Help support a blind child in their learning with our useful tips

Once your child has been tested and diagnosed as blind or partially sighted, your lifelong journey towards enriching his/her knowledge base, meeting the professionals and organisations that can help, and taking helpful administrative steps (like obtaining a Certificate of Visual Impairment and/or a Statement of Special Educational Needs), begins. Along the way, specific people (like your child’s Special Education […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read

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Is the Pupil Premium being spent effectively?

Those interested in education and with an eye on the news will have spotted that Government funding for the so-called Pupil Premium has been increased to £900 per pupil for the year 2013-14. This will cost £2.5bn, up from £1.25bn in 2012-13 and £625m in 2011-12. So what is the Pupil Premium and why is […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Tutors and children with special educational needs

Of course it would be ideal if your special needs child got all the teaching they needed at school, but it’s not always the case. Even if your child gets plenty of support and can manage to stay afloat in mainstream school, they might need a little extra help. On the face of things, it […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read