February 22, 2019

The blame culture, where we blame others for our problems, is permeating more widely into everyday life. People are increasingly playing the role of victim and it’s damaging.

Last year, headteacher Colin Harris, wrote in an article for TES about how failing schools are...

August 5, 2018

The more engaged your child is with life and excited about what the world has to offer, the more they will find the drive and ambition they need to succeed.

January 1, 2017

There's something dramatic, fresh and exciting about the start of a new calendar year and it poses the opportunity to seize the momentum.  I urge students to create a plan and set goals at the start of the academic year but the new year brings with it a new beginn...

December 12, 2016

Students plus exams equals stress; or does it? 

We’ve become so accustomed to associating students with stress that it’s assumed that all students get stressed.  This simply isn’t true.  There are countless students happily wandering around campuses all over the world...

December 1, 2016

So many parents get stressed out because their teenager is still in bed half way through the day.  How can they study when they’re sleeping?  How can they pass their exams if they don’t get up and work?  Don’t despair, all is not what it seems when it comes to teenager...

November 30, 2016

Talk to any parent whose teenager is taking exams and they will talk about the stress.  Whether their child is working too hard or not working hard enough, parents will report lots of stress and tension at home.

Our education system now includes more testing and exams t...

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