It is difficult to know who to trust these days when it comes to educating your children. Are there regional differences in the quality of teaching/tutoring? Is the same amount of money being invested in each part of the country? Are teachers’/tutors’ claims to be qualified individuals, true? To what extent are teachers/tutors in tutoring companies being thoroughly security checked? What level of safeguarding training have they received? How much are certain tutoring companies benefitting from the tax payer’s money? These problems have been further exacerbated by the Government’s National Tutoring Programme.
Dear Parents and Friends,
The ten weeks of the Easter term have flown by, as our school continues to grow.
Sophia High currently has very much of an international feel to it. We have now welcomed students from the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Portugal. It is lovely to have these students join our British students, as we grow our global learning community; there is so much we can learn from each other’s cultures.
One of the biggest highlights this term was British Science Week, during which our students got to experiment with lava lamps, toothpaste, inflating balloons and much more! Below are some examples of our young scientists’ great work: Moving Liquid Art The Year 1 scientists experimented with moving liquid art. They added food colouring to a …
The impact of the pandemic on children’s mental health has been described as ‘a crisis on top of a crisis’, with children’s mental health referrals expected to surge when schools return on Monday 8th March. It is with this in mind, that parents need to start getting to grips with their children’s feelings and anxieties.
As reported recently in the ITV and BBC news, there is a growing concern in the education industry about how unregulated tutoring/teaching is in the United Kingdom, both with tutoring agencies and online schools. In recent weeks, with the rise of private tuition accelerating during a third lockdown and school closure in the U.K., this hugely important issue regarding a lack of regulation in the sector has been raised again.
What is the future of exams in the UK after the pandemic that has engulfed the entire world? For two years running now, the GCSEs and A Levels have been cancelled, and it has been up to the students’ teachers to come up with a grade. However, this has led to an inflation of grades – as most teachers will often overmark their students.
British Science Week is taking place from Monday 8th to Friday 12th March this year. It will be the chance for our Sophia High students to put on their lab coats and become curious scientists!
Our students will be taking part in a wide range of activities from Moving Liquid Art, to Chromatography Flowers, to making A Microscopic Model of Blood.
NappyValleyNet has released a “Guide to Surviving Home Schooling” today, in the hopes of helping parents navigate remote learning during school closures. The guide, which was written with insights from experts in education, provides the following key tips: Keep in touch with your teachers Find out what motivates your child Establish a routine Ask your …