First day at primary school
Starting schools When your child first starts school, it’s a big change in your family life, especially if it is your oldest or youngest child....
supporting your child at school
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school routine
travelling to secondary school
If your child will be starting secondary school in the new term, the journey to school may change considerably. The new journey to school may take a n...
changing primary schools
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“Getting them to settle down to homework seems to be a bit of an uphill struggle. And as for the maths and science - I couldn’t even help ...
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School gate culture Do you find the school gate a daunting place? Perhaps you feel like an outsider, left out by all the other parents who seem to kn...
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Family Lives receives many calls from parents concerned about schools and schooling, with bullying being the most common issue we hear about. Whi...

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