In the driving seat now...

Steven Duckworth
04 October 2017
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It's probably fair to say that my knowledge of Parent, Teacher Associations (PTAs) at the beginning of the summer was limited at best. My view of PTAs - as much as I had one - was peppered by stereotypes that I'm sure you've all been exposed to before, so won't rehearse again here. So it was with limited insight and a fair amount of trepidation that I agreed to become the Chair of our local PTA.

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Helping children develop emotional literacy

Sue Atkins
15 September 2017
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There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned - and parents are the best people to teach them to their children.

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Leaving the PTA (and learning to let go)

Shula Farnie
14 September 2017
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For me, leaving the PTA committee was like leaving my job. I'd invested a great deal of time in my role as Chair and there was now a void to fill.

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Time for schools to knock down their walls

Fiona Carnie
13 September 2017
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There are lots of reasons why schools are struggling at the moment and shrinking budgets - set to decrease even further - is just one of them.

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Tips for parents on supporting their child through growing up

Nadia Biles Davies
23 August 2017
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As any parent knows, moving from primary school to secondary school is an exciting but potentially difficult time for a tween (a young person aged 10-14), as there's a lot to think about including adjusting to a new group of peers, a much bigger school and a more difficult curriculum.

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