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Education

University education: Is it overrated?

Over the past few months, my eldest daughter has made a few comments about going to university. Despite only being in Year 7, she’s clearly picked up on the fact that older teenagers often fly the family home and go off to this mysterious place called “university” to study for three years.

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Suspend school uniform until September 2021

If you can picture the scene, I’m attempting to shove my kids out the door for some exercise. I do a double take as something about Izzy, my youngest daughter doesn’t quite look right. Then I realise what it is: She’s wearing tracksuit bottoms that are part of her school PE kit.

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home learning tech: Disparate and disorganised

A couple of weeks ago, a cheeky scamp posted a funny meme on a WhatsApp group I’m a member of. It was a joke about the diverse array of apps us parents are supposed to be using to oversee and monitor our kids’ remote, home learning. The photo was of a confused Mark Wahlberg looking…very

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School closures, online learning & GCSEs: Another fine mess

What do we all make of the England’s school closures (or should I say “classroom closures”)? Regardless of what you think of the switch to online learning, I’m sure all us mums and dads can agree the announcement of England’s school closures was handled poorly.

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