3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*
Nov05

3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*

This post was originally written eight years ago, when my then small boys’ favourite TV watching pleasure was Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons. Today I revisited it – and it’s just as relevant, with a little extra happy news on top! It all started when I tweeted this – (oh my days, those baby boys are all gurt big elderly man-sized teens now) The response was fast and universal. There was simply an outpouring...

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How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?
Oct25

How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?

Every year, the question of ‘how difficult exams have become’ is raised; are they too much now, or are they easier than before? Exams and classwork are stressful for students, and although stress is natural, at what point must schools step in? What can schools do to help students learn to manage stress levels and prevent toxic levels of stress? Correctly identifying stress  toxic stress for our kids By Antonio Guillem...

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Improving your education: Basic business skills
Oct25

Improving your education: Basic business skills

What one characteristic unites the most successful people in business? It’s the fact that they know they still have more to learn. Pursuing a career as an entrepreneur is a process of continual growth, and it’s never more important to focus on learning than when you’re right at the start of your career. If you have a strong idea but don’t yet have all the basic business skills you need to turn it into reality, it’s important to know...

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How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?
Sep12

How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?

If you’re Home Educating your kids, at some point the question of exams inevitably comes up. Probably even more than the perennial ‘how do they socialise’ question, I get the “But how DO home educated kids do GCSEs”? home educated teenager studying By Monkey Business Images | Shutterstock The simple answer is – the same way as school kids… but at more cost. Because exams aren’t free...

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GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.
Aug22

GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.

Today’s the day; up and down the country 16yr old’s are opening their GCSE Results envelopes and either sighing with relieved triumph or screwing it up in a rage – or more usually experiencing a range of emotions between the two.If you got the GCSE results you needed – Well Done! Move along, nothing to see here, you know your next steps.But you, over at the back there with the disappointed face on. If your...

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Plan Now For Clearing!
Jul23

Plan Now For Clearing!

Most people think that university clearing is only open on A-level results day and for a few weeks afterwards – but NOT SO!Dr Lisette Johnston, ex BBC World News boss and Head of School at ScreenSpace, part of MetFilm School explains what Clearing is all about and urges this summer’s 18yr olds to start planning now. Clearing opened on the 5th July, and universities are already advertising courses...

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