Five quick ways to help your child with English home learning

In the last lockdown, the overwhelming consensus seemed to be that students were not getting enough work sent home, and teenagers were either not doing anything, or struggling to continue their studies on their own. This time around, the issues seem to be to do with overload and overwhelm. Schools are terrified of being accusedContinue reading “Five quick ways to help your child with English home learning”

Five Features of a Dystopian Text

As we head into the New Year, it means the start of another new topic for my Writer’s Club. This term, we move onto the fascinatingly frightful world of dystopia. But what is dystopia all about? One of the reasons I find it fascinating is that whilst it may be set in the future, inContinue reading “Five Features of a Dystopian Text”

Setting New Year’s Resolutions or How to Plan in Chaos

This is the time of year where we normally look at the year ahead, and focus on what we want to achieve. This year, the way ahead is still unclear, despite the hope that the new vaccine brings. Secondary school students have coped remarkably well with all of this uncertainty, taking it in their strideContinue reading “Setting New Year’s Resolutions or How to Plan in Chaos”

Taking Off in Turbulence – 2020 in Review

2020. When I first started this year, I knew it was going to be a special one. And special it most certainly has been, for a plethora of reasons, some obvious, some not so. At the beginning of this year, I was struggling with a failing business, zero income and a Christmas stocking’s worth ofContinue reading “Taking Off in Turbulence – 2020 in Review”

Supporting Readers with Autism

Autism (or ASD) is a disorder that can present with a variety of symptoms, and this means that there is no single strategy or technique to help turn them into effective readers and learners. Autistic children are all individuals, and any approach needs to bear this in mind. If you are looking to support aContinue reading “Supporting Readers with Autism”