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5 things parents hate about the 11+ Exams

NappyValleyNet has released a “Guide to Surviving Home Schooling” today, in the hopes of helping parents navigate remote learning during school closures. The guide, which was written with insights from experts in education, provides the following key tips: 1. Keep in touch with your teachers, 2. Find out

Regulating all online education providers

It is difficult to know who to trust these days when it comes to educating your children. Are there regional differences in the quality of teaching/tutoring? Is the same amount of money being invested in each part of the country? Are teachers’/tutors’ claims to be qualified individuals, true? To what extent are teachers/tutors in tutoring companies being thoroughly security checked?

Remote learning for children – Challenges, Concerns, Solutions and Opportunities’

Remote learning for children – Challenges, Concerns, Solutions and Opportunities’ Featured in the ‘Education Today’ Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, between 50,000 – 60,000 children in the UK were being home-schooled.  This is surely to rise considerably over the next couple of years.  Indeed, according to Andrew Halls OBE, Headmaster of King’s College School in…

How Sophia High School is Reimagining Education?

How Sophia High School is Reimagining Education? “Featured in The World is Their Classroom” Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, 60,000 children in England were being home-schooled.  This is surely to rise considerably over the next couple of years.  In a recent survey by YouGov, nearly three quarters of parents with school-age children (73%) had…

Advantages to Online Learning

Advantages to Online Learning Today, there’s a huge demand from people to learn online; this has only been exacerbated by the recent Covid-19 crisis. Online learning is driving rapid change in the world. Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology; it is estimated that by 2025 the overall market…

Qualities needed, besides your qualifications

Qualities needed, besides your qualifications, if you are to land a good job. “I am often asked my parents and students what are the top things that employers look for in someone they are going to recruit. Whilst having qualifications is important, the trouble is that so many more students are completing university degrees when…

What Sophia looks for in a tutor.

What Sophia looks for in a tutor. Sophia has often been asked what qualities make a great tutor or teacher. What qualities do Sophia look for whenever doing my interviews. So, here are my top ten: 1. Knowledge: This may sound like an obvious one. However, whenever I crawl through the websites at tutors who…

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and the growing concern of the unregulated tutoring industry As reported, recently in the ITV and BBC news, there is a growing concern in the education industry about how unregulated tutoring is in the United Kingdom. Concern over lack of regulation for private tutors – ITV Anybody can claim to be a tutor, without any checks at all. Unless clients are using reputable…

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