Articles about foundations

School readiness is vitally important

THE RUN UP TO SCHOOLING IS VITALLY IMPORTANT As the Princess of Wales pointed out in her keynote address during the ‘Shaping Us’ national symposium in November 2023, children learn at a faster rate during the period from their birth to the age of five than at any other time in their lives.  This is why it is vital that they constantly receive high quality early education in these ...

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On 2 April 2024

Why VALUES EDUCATION is becoming so signficant for children

  The process enables each child to be the best he or she can be   Teaching children about values adds relevance to their learning and gives them a meaningful, well-considered base of standards, principles and a moral compass that they can use with increasing confidence to guide their:   ·         thinking   ...

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On 4 September 2018

Wobbly Eyes

Wobbly Eyes Introduction The purpose of this article is to help you explain nystagmus to a child. When the child is confident enough, they will be able to share the article with their friends. When and how you tell a child they have a visual impairment is a very personal decision. Only you will know when the time is right. Here are just a few suggestions on how to tackle this sensitive subject ...

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On 15 May 2018

Going to the heart of modern education

    Going to the Heart of Modern Education With so much emphasis on academic outcomes and the growing concerns about the mental and physical wellbeing of many students today (as well as some teachers and parents), how can we give young children and adolescents a rich, fully rounded, holistic education that enables them to fulfil their true potential and prepares them well for life as ...

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On 22 May 2017

A child's view of nystagmus

When I was a baby a doctor told my mum I was blind. I wasn’t blind, of course, but I did have nystagmus. Now I’m seven and I’ve still got nystagmus. This is how I see the world through wobbly eyes … I had to swap seats with Emma today and go and work on a different table. This meant I had my back to the whiteboard, but we were doing project work so that didn’t ...

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On 10 May 2017