Category Archives for Parents

[15]How to use the senses for deeper learning and better memory with Joanna Grace

In this episode of The School Success Formula, I am talking to Joanna Grace about how to use the senses for deeper learning and better memory. Joanna Grace is an international sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, trainer, author and founder of The Sensory Projects. Consistently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted she taught in mainstream and […]

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[14] Does your child need a private tutor with Adam Muckle

Have you ever considered employing a subject tutor for your child? In this episode of The School Success Formula I discuss the whole business of private tutoring with Adam Muckle, the president of The Tutors’ Association. Primarily we focus on the question, ‘Does your child need a private tutor?’ but we cover many other aspects […]

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[13] How to support your teenager at the start of the school year

We’re still very early in the academic year so I thought that now would be a good time to share some ideas about how to support your teenager to make sure that they’re getting off to a good start. If you help them to lay good foundations for academic work now the effects will last […]

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[12] How to nurture grit in your teen with Caren Baruch-Feldman

In this episode of The School Success Formula I interview Caren Baruch-Feldman, a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist from Scarsdale, New York. We talk about her book, The Grit Guide for Teens, and discuss how parents can help their teens to develop a grittier attitude in all areas of their lives. What we cover in […]

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[10] The Ultimate Guide to the Academic Year: What Parents Should Expect When and Why

When you’re supporting your child to achieve their full potential at school it’s really helpful to understand the shape and dynamics of the academic year. It’s really all about long-term time-management – knowing what they should be doing and focusing on in each season of the school year. In this episode of The School Success […]

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[9] Overcoming Barriers to learning with Sheila Mulvenney

In this episode of The School Success Formula I interview Sheila Mulvenney about overcoming barriers to learning. Barriers to learning come in many different forms, from temporary emotional upsets to long-term special educational needs such as dyslexia. In this episode we cover a broad range of barriers to learning and talk about what parents can […]

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[8] Laughter is the Best Medicine with Katie Rose White

Do you ever feel like life is just a bit too serious? I know I do. What with so much pressure to do well at school, so many exams and the pressures of constantly being attached to social media (as well as all the usual angsty teen stuff) life for teens is harder than I […]

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[7] Resilience, Wellbeing and Success with Elizabeth Wright and Frederika Roberts

In this episode of The School Success Formula I interview not one, but two incredible guests, Frederika Roberts and Elizabeth Wright of RWS. Our first guest, Frederika Roberts, based on her experience as the mother of children with severe heart conditions, left a successful recruitment career to become a happiness and resilience speaker, author and […]

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[6] Inspiring creativity to support academic success with Gill Pawley

One of the biggest barriers I see to top level exam performance is under-developed writing skills. I particularly see this in the young men that I work with, but I also see it in girls. That’s why I invited Gill Pawley onto The School Success Formula to talk about how to encourage your teenager to […]

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What to do while you listen to podcasts

I’m a podcast addict. There, I said it. The thing I love about podcasts is that they’re there in my pocket (or my handbag) to educate or entertain me whenever I’m getting on with one of the humdrum tasks of life, or when I need some company. They’re not like blog posts or YouTube videos […]

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