The education secretary has announced a new consultation to seek views on the scrapping of SATs at the end of key stage 1. Following pressure from parents, teachers and others working in education, the Department for Education is proposing an end to KS1 SATs. Instead, pupils could be … [Read more...] about SATs for 6 and 7-year-olds Could Be Scrapped
Spring is in the air but should it be capitalised on the page? You may see the seasons frequently capitalised but when they are being used as common nouns, rather than proper nouns, the answer is no! Tulips bloom in spring. The sun is hot in summer. The leaves turn brown in autumn. And the air is … [Read more...] about Should I Capitalise the Seasons?
If you would like tutoring support in West or Central Hampshire, Alex is ready to answer your queries and match you with an ideal tutor. Experienced, knowledgeable and always good humoured, we’re proud to have Alex on board! A head teacher in Inner London Alex became a Home-School Tutoring … [Read more...] about Meet the Advisors: Alex Murray-Twinn, West and Central Hampshire
Research is suggesting the new “big fat” maths GCSE course and numerical grading system will lead to fewer pupils taking A-level maths. So should you be afraid? At Home-School Tutoring, we say no! Our tutors can help students face maths with confidence at any level. With a bit of extra support … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Afraid of the Big Fat Maths GCSE!
Children’s Mental Health Week, which runs from 6th – 12th February 2017, aims to raise awareness of children’s mental health issues and encourage everyone to spread a little kindness. The initiative has the full support of Home-School Tutoring and all of our tutors are committed to providing … [Read more...] about Tutoring to Relieve Anxiety
Confused about Progress 8 measures and the new style league tables for secondary schools? Here’s what you need to know. Attainment 8 and Progress 8 (in a nutshell) Progress 8 has been designed to measure pupils’ progress at school, rather than just their final results. By measuring the difference … [Read more...] about What Do You Need to Know about Progress 8?