Parents »

[20 Jan 2012 | One Comment | 1,680 views]

I have fought for “phonics” for 40 years but I was appalled at the UNSYSTEMATIC “Letters and Sounds” thrust on teachers in 2007. It claims to be systematic but it is phonics put through the shredder, with no acknowledgement of “the grtain of the language” until the END, jsut a few hints. It is ENcoding based on 44 sounds. And this mess cost us £2.46.
Far better is DEcoding phonics based on 26 letters and how they interact consistently, and this would have cost £5, …

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[17 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,630 views]

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover …

Government »

[8 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,984 views]

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove today unveils a plan to bring a dramatic improvement to classroom discipline by introducing military-style cadet forces to every secondary school.