by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager It's so important to be prepared for a parent-teacher interview. It's usually a short period of time and the meeting can fly by before you’ve had a chance to ask any real questions about your child to truly understand how they're going at school and coping with class work. Here are our suggestions for some key questions Read more
Social cues are the pieces of information we subconsciously know without ever being explicitly taught them. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations we’re aware of within different contexts. Social cues and codes are learnt from an early age through observation of repeated behaviours within Read more
You’ve worked hard all year trying to keep all the balls in the air. Your child is exhausted from another year at school. Then school reports come home and…you feel like you’re having to start again! School reports provide an overall summary of how your child has performed throughout the year and how they compare to their peers. It is important to read the guide from your school to Read more
Once upon a time I wrote an article about Smarties that rose from a four-year-old’s birthday party. His mother had made him a birthday cake and decorated it with Smarties. From this, young Nigel and I engaged in a vigorous mathematical conversation. He was a lively young fellow and remembers that he had four candles on his birthday cake and that it was cut into eight pieces – one for each Read more
The completion of homework is an issue in many families with parents having difficulty getting their children to initiate and complete homework. However, before we endeavour to provide you with a parents guide to homework, there are some important issues to be aware of. Homework ought to be a purposeful learning experience directly related to the work done in the classroom. It should be Read more
Check out the Learning Links blog for a great range of practical information, tips and ideas for parents, families, professionals and the community to best support children with their learning and Read more
At Learning Links, we know that school can be very challenging for some children, particularly those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our experienced teachers understand that every child is unique, with their own goals, strengths and challenges. That’s why we work collaboratively with children, and their families, to identify exactly where the gaps are in their learning. We then Read more
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