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Demystifying Cambridge University Applications: A Guide for Parents and Carers

As you and your child explore higher education options, the prospect of applying to selective institutions like the University of Cambridge may seem both exciting and daunting. Let’s explore the key steps in the application process and debunk common myths and misconceptions about applying to Cambridge. What do we look for? Our admissions process gives […]

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A Parent’s Perspective – What Makes A Great School

A great school is more than just good grades and test scores. It’s a place where students can learn, grow, and thrive academically and personally. While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, parents often talk about several key factors that contribute to a great school. Here are some of the most frequent responses: Strong […]

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Feedback Matters

As a parent, your child’s education is one of the most important aspects of their life. It is crucial that you have access to accurate and up-to-date information about their school and educational experience. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of joining the School Report and why parental feedback is essential. Stay […]

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A Character-Led Approach to Supporting Wellbeing in Young People| Amazing People Schools 

Continuing with the theme of supporting young people’s mental health, Amazing People Schools explores why wellbeing means more than exercise, sleep, and food.   What is Wellbeing? Whilst most parents, carers and teachers are aware of the importance of wellbeing in young people, it can be hard to define. A person’s wellbeing is strongly correlated […]

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How Developing Character Can Support Young People’s Mental Health

  Amazing People Schools highlights the importance of taking a joined-up, strengths-based approach to mental health and wellbeing – every day of the year. How to best support young people’s mental health is a subject close to the heart of all parents, carers and educators. Whilst the understanding of some of the mental health issues […]

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REFLECTIONS ON MY JOURNEY AS A TEACHER MUM At the end of August 2021, I started a one-year career break away from my university role to be more present when my youngest starts secondary school and to write a third book without the pressure of working full-time. I am now half-way through said sabbatical and […]

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Has the Coronavirus turned up the volume of your Parental Voice?

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The Fear Of Feedback

We have invested heavily in a culture that fears ‘failure’. We do not embrace well the principle that ‘there is no such thing as failure, only feedback’. We are taught that if you do not do well in a standardised test, then you have failed…Read as ‘YOU ARE A FAILURE’, return to the back of […]

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Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Opened in September 2015, the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire £12m campus is set in the heart of Scunthorpe town centre and offers a specialist STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for 13-19 year olds through a hands-on education and engaging workshop spaces. “Skills shortages costs UK businesses around £2bn a year.” UTCs (University Technical […]

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The School Report talks technical with Peter Wylie, Director of Education for The Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Peter Wylie manages the Baker Dearing Field Team. Peter started out in secondary teaching, moving on to Local Authority roles from 14-19 Education Officer through to Assistant, Deputy and Director of Education roles with Cleveland, East Sussex, Birmingham, Leicestershire, Knowsley, Islington and Croydon, where he was Director of Education and then Director of Children’s Services […]

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