Category Archives for Parents

[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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[5] What should your teen do in the summer holidays?

With the summer holidays upon us you might be wondering exactly what your teen should be doing for the next six weeks. Should they be chilling out and building their stamina for the academic year ahead, or should they carry on studying to ensure their success once they go back to school? In this solo […]

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[4] How to manage your teens’ behaviour with Anne Goldsmith

In this episode of The School Success Formula I interview Anne Goldsmith.  Anne is a qualified teacher, a Positive Behaviour Consultant, a Parenting Coach and the mum of a fourteen year old boy and eleven year old daughter. Her business, Behaviour First Consultancy, solves the problem of challenging behaviour in schools and homes creating happy […]

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[3] How to thrive in the jobs market after leaving school with Barry Jackson

Our guest today spent many years in the pharmaceutical business, both in sales and in setting up clinical trials, including a project set up to find the solutions to the MRSA super bug. In recent years his attention has turned to helping young people access the jobs market. On his website,, he relates the […]

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[2] What makes a supportive parent?

 In this episode of The School Success Formula I discuss what it means to be a Supportive Parent. What I cover in the episode The best ways in which a parent, in my view, can support their child through education. These include: Guidance – giving advice and steering your child towards the best choices for […]

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[1] What does success at school look like?

In this episode of The School Success Formula I explore what success at school really means in a rounded way. What I cover in the episode Success at school can’t just be measured in grades How do we make life at school as fulfilling as possible for our children? How to we help our children […]

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[0] Welcome to The School Success Formula

In this, episode I welcome you to The School Success Formula podcast and explain what it’s all about. I also fill you in on my background (so you know who’s talking to you in all the future episodes). Links mentioned in this episode My book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take. Ten […]

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