• It's a Personal Thing 12 Oct 18

    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you,” wrote iconic writer and poet Maya Angelou. It’s a profound and inspiring statement about the value of self-expression and the... Read More

  • What's Your Action Plan? 28 Sep 18

    “When you’re a parent, getting children outside is like pulling teeth,” smiles Cub Leader Sarah Wright. “They won’t go for a walk with their family, but they don’t complain when... Read More

  • The Joy of Projecting Passion 28 Sep 18

    “Once you get the introduction down, the hardest bit’s over,” Northwood College sixth-former Zaynab tells me. Despite the fact that she’s unwittingly described my job as a features writer... Read More

  • On Your Bike 14 Sep 18

    When my children were younger, school holidays were spent hanging out with friends… long days in the park or at each other’s houses. There was plenty of fresh air, plenty of energy expended... Read More

  • How to Make The Most of Open Days 14 Sep 18

    People buying a home typically spend just 33 minutes looking around the property before making what is likely to be one of the most expensive purchase decisions of their lives. It’s a shockingly... Read More

  • Assessment Angst 31 Aug 18

    You’ve taken the big decision to invest in an independent education for your child, and you may well have your heart set on the ideal school – one that you believe will give your offspring the... Read More

  • Ten Top Tips for Terrific Tutoring 6 Jul 18

    1. Clarify your concerns: If you’re afraid your child is falling behind academically or, conversely, is not being stretched enough, your first point of call should always be with their form... Read More

  • A Prize Catch 18 May 18

    Essentially, a scholarship is an award, often attracting a fee remission of around 10%, that reflects a child’s exceptional academic ability or talent in sport, art, music, drama, technology or... Read More

  • Seeing Red 20 Apr 18

    There are three colours in Uganda, wrote one first time visitor: blue for the sky and Lake Victoria, green for the trees and the hills, and red for the earth. ‘The earth turns everything red and... Read More

  • Solving Sibling Strife 23 Feb 18

    ‘Hair ripped out and left in clumps like tumbleweed on the kitchen floor. A snail, stamped on in malice because Fiona had adopted it as a pet. After 16 years of sharing a house with my warring son... Read More

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