A Parents' Guide To Primary School

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Random House, May 31, 2011 - Education - 192 pages
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Education is an obsession for parents and children alike and parents will worry about anything to do with their children's schooling, from which school to choose and when their child should start to what they need to learn and how they'll cope in the playground.
Schools are crying out for parents to become more involved in their children's education. A Parents' Guide to Primary School contains indispensable advice on:
- Pre-school and choosing the right primary school
- Getting ready for school and the first day
- The curriculum, SATs, homework and the importance of parents' involvement in their children's learning
- Discipline and bullying
- Governors and the PTA - how to get involved
- Parents' evenings and reports
- Extracurricular activities
- Special needs
- Moving on - preparing for secondary school

 

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Contents

12 HOMEWORK
13 HELPING YOUR CHILD TO LEARN
14 MOVING INTO THE JUNIORS
KEY STAGE 2
16 HELPING YOUR CHILDS SCHOOL
17 BEST FRIENDS?
18 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
19 A PARENTS ROLE

4 GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL
5 THE EARLY YEARS
6 HOW YOUR CHILD COULD CHANGE
7 DISCIPLINE
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
KEY STAGE 1
10 HOW TIMES CHANGE
11 FORMAL TESTS
20 THE OPTIONAL EXTRAS AND THE SOCIAL SIDE OF SCHOOL
21 HEAD LICE VOMITING CHICKENPOX AND OTHER CHARMING HEALTH MATTERS
22 THE GREAT SCHOOL MEALS DEBATE
23 REGIONAL DIFFERENCES
24 CHOOSING A SECONDARY SCHOOL
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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth Grahamslaw has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph. She writes regular reviews for The Good Schools Guide and is also a mother of two who can't resist getting involved in her children's education.

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