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How we’re keeping children motivated – RISE

Motivation – the latest concern for homeschoolers in the coronavirus pandemic When schools were closed on 20th March and the country entered…
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5 top tips for coronavirus home schooling

5 top tips for coronavirus home schooling With schools closed until further notice, parents are trying to work out how they can…

What is a Grammar School?

  Choosing a secondary school can be a confusing and daunting time. The best strategy is to be as informed and prepared…

What is the 11+ exam?

The 11+ exam is a test used by grammar and independent secondary schools to select children. The test is taken by children…

Ofsted- A Broken System

No doubt you’ve seen plenty of items in the news about Ofsted and its inspections. Many of these will have been critical,…

Critical thinking: A skill for life

In order to meet the content targets of the National Curriculum, teachers are under pressure to impart the knowledge needed to pass…

How Confidence Is Key In Education

How confidence is key in education. At VAKS we regularly observe the huge changes in the way in which children communicate and…