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Homework and Confidence Building

Following an article in the Sydney Daily Telegraph about homework, here are a few reasons why Kip McGrath homework really works and a few ideas about how to maximise the rewards of homework and how it can help build confidence for students. The … Continue reading

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Confidence: which is better, a guideline or a tightrope?

I pinned this photo of a painting on my Parents board on Pinterest yesterday. A mother, with the best of intentions, is laying out a guide for her daughter to follow. The daughter dutifully walks the line. Both of them … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Advice and Links in Families Leeds Magazine

Families Leeds is a great magazine for parents of Primary age children in the Leeds area. I distribute it at my Kip McGrath tuition centre in Adel LS16 and recommend it to many of my parents. It is full of ideas … Continue reading

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Diary 24.10.2013

A Year 7 student who we’ve been helping came in for her lesson yesterday evening as usual. She’s needed much encouragement in the year she’s been attending and although she achieved a 4b in her SAT last May, she is … Continue reading

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Student writing: Writing to Describe by Jack Year 8

A storm raged outside ; there was no one at the beach and nothing in sight from the window of the old wooden cottage. The waves rose up like warriors and slammed down against the shore. The rain marched across … Continue reading

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Advice for a pre Teen Daughter

I love this piece by Caitlin Moran in The Times. She has taken a format which has been done already but remade it with love and funniness. My daughter is 13 in January and the adventure is just getting better. … Continue reading

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Who are the unseen children?

Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, is in many of the papers today because of a report Ofsted have produced discussing the educational welfare of “unseen” students. Who are these ‘unseen children’? Are they unseen because they are poor? There … Continue reading

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