School summer holidays – the key to your child’s happiness and success?

The summer holidays are possibly the most important six weeks of the school year! The hardest times in anyone’s education are the times of change and the toughest of all is the move from primary to secondary. 

SATS Results - a quick guide to the 2016 scores

SATS results are out - but were your child's results good or bad? How do you know? Here's a short guide to help you understand what you are reading on the results report.

Are minimum qualifications for teachers enough to ensure quality?

I suspect many parents have been pulled up short when they have seen, from the recent press coverage, that many of those charged with their children’s earliest care and education may not have even a grade C GCSE in English and maths.

What Made All the Difference When You Were Ten?

Ask yourself this question: What special things about school and education would you remember if you could go back to when you were a ten year-old?

When Lucy came to MagiKats

When Lucy came to MagiKats

Beside me sat a solemn little girl.  Lucy was six years old, with huge brown eyes and a frighteningly matter of fact approach to life. “What do you like best about school?” I asked, “Home time!”

"My child just doesn't want to do school work with me!"

If I had a penny........ Seriously, this is mentioned in most (if not all) the enquiries I get for MagiKats. So, if you think it makes you abnormal, think again! 

Is tutoring your child for entrance exams “abhorrent”? One private school head thinks so!

A recent article in The Telegraph led with the headline, “Private tutoring is abhorrent says private school head.” (read it here) The position taken by the piece was that if a child needs tutoring to get into a school, then the school is probably not for them. I agree – to a point.

Tuition for your child - who to choose?

Are you one of those parents who, without realising it, has been quietly mulling over the comments made either in your child’s report at the end of last term or at the parent teacher meetings you recently attended?

MagiKats at home - a parent's perspective

MagiKats at home - a parent's perspective

Find out what it’s like to be a MagiKats parent.