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Ten Brilliant Child-Friendly Christmas Events

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The Christmas season is upon us, the school holidays are here and London is full of brilliant Christmas events. I’ve donned my Christmas cap, put on a bit of Crosby and Sinatra, and hunted down the best of this season’s …

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So You Want To… Work in a Museum?


This month, in our regular careers column ‘So You Want To…’, we talk museums, education and the joys of being geeky with Menaka Munro, the Learning Manager at Manchester Museum. . . Could you tell me your job title and …

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How Can I Help a Dyslexic Student?


During my time as a teacher, I have found that one of the times a parent feels most helpless is when their child is found to have dyslexia. ‘How can I help?’ is a question which I have been asked …

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The New Primary Curriculum: A Parent’s Guide


A lot has been said and written about Michael Gove‘s policies and methods during his time as Education Secretary: he was backward looking… he was our only hope if we wanted to raise standards… he was too ‘Victorian’… he looked …

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Poem of the Month: To Autumn by John Keats


We’ve had a couple of months break from Poem of the Month – shame on me – but I am at least reviving it in that most poetic of seasons: the autumn. As I am writing this post on the …

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So You Want To… Work in Finance


I always love researching the ‘So You Want To Be A….’ column as other people’s jobs are so fascinating. . So far, we’ve met a surgeon, a barrister and a television production manager – all of whom offered a great …

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Alice In Wonderland – An Illustrator’s Dream

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It’s well over 100 years since Lewis Carroll first penned his famous book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but it continues to inspire generation after generation. I didn’t love the book as a child; it frightened me, to be honest: a …

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