An Inspector calls…..

What an exciting first term we’ve had at our newly opened school! Graeme and I returned to work, having taken our first real break in a long time, to a telephone call from Ofsted. With just seven weeks under our belt we were going to be inspected. To say we were surprised was an understatement! […]

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Are the summer holidays causing you stress?

Struggling to cope with the long summer holidays? Counting the days until the children go back! Well we’ve got just the answer! Whether you’re a working parent or not, the long summer holidays can be nothing short of a nightmare! My guess is that you’re either trying to find interesting things to entertain the children […]

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Myshrewsbury feature article

Model School Katy Rink of  the bright and informative local publication Myshrewsbury magazine visited the Prepatoria recently to learn at first hand what the buzz is all about. In the latest Summer 2018 edition she offers her readers an inside line on the new Prepatoria School launching this September. Please take a look at the […]

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The Prepatoria School curriculum

A new curriculum for a new school. Writing a new curriculum was not something I decided to do lightly, in fact it’s true to say that I felt daunted and unequal to the task. But, having looked at the National Curriculum for children and understanding its impact on children I just couldn’t contemplate opening a […]

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Teachers are NOT Mary Poppins!

I’m sure this won’t come as any surprise to you to know that, unlike Mary Poppins, teachers don’t have a bag of tricks, magic words or Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious songs of persuasion. So why, I ask, is it that they are expected to teach groups of up to 30 young children with very little help or support? […]

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The National Curriculum? No thank you!

Do we really have a choice when it comes to the sort of education on offer to children? I believe that the stark reality is that there really is no choice for parents. Whether you opt for a local authority (maintained) school or an Independent (private) school the curriculum on offer is the same, the […]

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Kinetic Letters Training #1

Steph Lewis and I attended training for Kinetic Letters, in Stourbridge on 25th January 2018. The course looked at how children learn to hold a pencil, write and form letters correctly. Learning to write and form letters correctly requires more than the development of fine motor skills. Children need excellent core strength. They need the […]

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