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The Young Archaeologists’ Club announce the launch of new After-School Club

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA)’s Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) have announced the launch of a brand-new offering: YAC After-School Clubs.

The Young Archaeologists’ Club has been running for more than 40 years, and currently takes the form of weekend clubs for 8-16-year-olds. There are today over 70 clubs throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, set up in...

New rules to drive down cost of school uniform for families

Schools will need to follow statutory guidance which requires them to make sure uniform is affordable for all.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Families will save money on school uniforms from next year, following new legally-binding guidance published on Friday 19th November, requiring schools to make uniform affordable for all.

The Department...

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From Divorce to Death: The dos and don’ts of having difficult conversations with kids

Legal and General partnered with Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin to explore the importance of having difficult conversations with children, including that about organ donation. Dr Rudkin discussed how to approach the conversation appropriately and provided some useful tips for parents wanting to engage their child in such conversations.

Important conversations to have with...
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Disney releases new animated adventure 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at...

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More support for schools to tackle bullying

Schools across England to benefit from further specialist training to help pupils combat bullying

From: Department for Education and Will Quince MP

Published 16 November 2021

Thousands of schools in England are set to benefit from further support and training to help pupils combat bullying, learn to value each other’s differences, and improve wellbeing for staff.

As...

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Make Christmas extra special this year with a personalised letter from Santa

We all need a touch of Christmas magic this year. That’s why Santa’s workshop is open, and Santa and his elves are busy writing, sealing and posting letters that will put smiles on the faces of children everywhere!

With a letter from Santa, you’ll bring magical tales from the North Pole right to your doorstep. There are eight fantastically festive designs, from traditional Christmas...

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4.5M BRITS PLAN TO SPEND OVER £300 PER CHILD ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR

4.5M BRITS PLAN TO SPEND OVER £300 PER CHILD ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR

· New research has revealed that 4.5million Brits are planning to spend over £300 on presents per child this Christmas

· With rising inflation and a massive dent on our expendable income, many Brits may be spending way beyond their means.

· With Brits excited to spend time with their kids and family...

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UK PARENTS TO BENEFIT FROM ‘MADE TO MEASURE’ ADVICE AROUND CHILDREN’S ONLINE WELLBEING

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, UK PARENTS TO BENEFIT FROM ‘MADE TO MEASURE’ ADVICE AROUND CHILDREN’S ONLINE WELLBEING WITH LAUNCH OF INTERNET MATTERS’ NEW SERVICE
  • My Family’s Digital Toolkit gives tailored advice that can support millions of parents in need of help so their children can thrive in the online world
  • New research shows 5-year-olds in the UK now regularly use an average
  • ...
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Family Friendly Alternatives to fireworks this Bonfire night

Family Friendly Alternatives to fireworks this Bonfire night

Bonfire night is such a great time of year for many but finding ways to celebrate with those that find it all a bit overwhelming can be challenging. We have a dog and a cat, so I have always wanted our home to be a safe place for our pets on Fireworks night, which means no fireworks for us.

We have thought about going to...

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Ofsted calls for stronger oversight of early years multiple providers and social care groups

Ofsted has published two research reports looking at early years multiple providers and providers that own more than one children's home.

From: Ofsted

Published 28 October 2021

Two new research reports by Ofsted, published today, find that current legislation does not reflect the level of influence that early years multiple providers and social care groups have on individual...

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