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Family Life & parenting

GCSE maths exam: A date is in the diary #AD

For several months I have been preparing to take a GCSE maths exam. It’s an exam I flunked in my school days and the fact I didn’t do better has been a source or immense irritation to me throughout adulthood. My first opportunity to sit the exam as an adult is in November of this

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First journey to school

I am sat on a train. Four rows in front of me is my daughter, Helen. She has told me we must sit apart and act like we we don’t know each other.

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Family Life & parenting

StarTing secondary school: Advice from the experts

I want you to imagine for a moment that a school teacher, confidence coach and two renowned parenting experts walk in to a bar. They discuss the best ways parents can prepare their children for the transition from primary school to to Year 7. What would the result be? Would they come up with some

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The Year 6 return to school: I was wrong

Last week was a funny old week. I was phenomenally busy as I prepared for the start of the weirdest of school summer holidays. It was also the week that my eldest child’s primary school days formally came to end…for the second time in four months.

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