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Four in five children leave school unprepared for life, new research finds

  • Money management is the life skill parents most want their children to learn at school
  • One in six (16%) parents worry their children will struggle to live independently due to the lack of life skills taught in school
  • Nine in ten children (91%) leave school without any understanding of mortgages
  • More than four in five (81%) children in the UK leave school
  • ...

Max Bentley

Max Bentley



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Investment in childcare boosted by new resources and online tools

More nursery and early years places and spaces to be delivered, with an online childcare eligibility checker to give information about new support.

Parents up and down the country can see for the first time from today (27 October 2023) exactly what additional childcare support they will be entitled to over the coming months and years thanks to the government’s largest ever investment in...

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New support for teachers powered by Artificial Intelligence

£2million investment in Oak National Academy to improve and expand Artificial Intelligence tools for teachers.

Every teacher in England is set to benefit from new resources powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), supporting them to plan lessons and build classroom quizzes, and helping to reduce workloads.

The Government is investing up to £2 million in Oak National Academy , which...

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Education Secretary says parents can see sex education material

Education Secretary’s letters make crystal clear that schools must share relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) curriculum material with parents.

The Education Secretary is writing today, 24 October, to all schools in England to make clear that they can and should share relationships, sex and health (RSHE) curriculum materials with parents.

In addition, she has penned an open...

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How to expand your child’s vocabulary at home

A study, conducted by Oxford Home Schooling, a leading home education provider, analysed 10,000 tweets from different UK cities to see which have the biggest and smallest vocabularies, and Glasgow came out on top, with the highest percentage of unique words (38.2%).

The UK’s 20 biggest cities ranked by their vocabulary range:
  1. Glasgow (38.2%)
  2. Belfast (37.8%)
  3. ...
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Empowering Success: Supporting Your Child with Dyslexia

Unlocking Potential and Building Confidence

In a world where literacy skills are paramount, dyslexia can present unique challenges for both children and their parents. Dyslexia, a learning difference that affects the ability to read, write, and spell, should not be seen as a barrier to success. With the right support and strategies, children with dyslexia can thrive and reach their...

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Back to school: making the walk fun and educational

Walking to school is a great way for you and your child to get some exercise early in the morning, and it offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the world together too. This is the perfect time to think about ways that you can make this walk even more fun for both you and your child, and add some exploration and learning elements to the experience too.

As well as getting in some...

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UK wide children’s creative writing competition 500 Words launches

Today, the UK’s most successful writing competition for children, 500 Words, launched on BBC Breakfast, live from a primary school in Abergavenny. Once again, the competition has been given the royal seal of approval, with Her Majesty The Queen announcing that it was open in a special poem to Sir Lenny Henry, one of this year’s judges, on BBC Breakfast.

It is also confirmed that this year’s...

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Dewsbury Primary School design a garden fit for The King

HM King Charles III ‘deeply touched’ by letter from Thornhill Junior and Infant School

Dewsbury-based Thornhill Junior and Infant School has received a letter of acknowledgement from His Majesty The King, after the school sent eco-garden designs as part of the nationwide Coronation celebrations.

In May, Eco-Councillors at Thornhill J and I School ran a competition for fellow...

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Young ocean lovers can help drive change at International Summit

Our marine environment is intricate, interconnected and vital to all life on earth. Find out who is driving change in ocean conservation and learn how you can become part of the solution.

The Young Marine Biologist (YMB) Summit is a free, online event run by The Marine Biological Association (MBA) in partnership with Save our Seas Foundation and is aimed towards young people with an interest...

Founder of Play Shed Puzzles, Jacqueline Buckland is in the jigsaw factory holding a mermaid puzzle


A new eco-friendly toy brand has launched in Manchester, selling fun and vibrant jigsaws for children.

Play Shed Puzzles specialises in vector artwork designs, produced with bright colours and kind-to-planet materials.

Six puzzles feature in the launch; Unicorn Magic, A Mermaid’s Tale, Space Explorer, Jungle Party, Fire Engine and Festive Fun, all with 48 pieces, perfect for...

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