Children’s Fiction | The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

The Goldfish Boy is one of those novels that I think everyone should read.  Known as the ‘secret illness,’ debut author Lisa Thompson brings the reality of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to the public in a way that can be understood by all.  She demystifies through main character Matthew and I can guarantee you will take Matthew to heart as much as I did.   Paperback: 400 pages Age Range: 9 –…

Can Maths really be fun? Spotlight on The Maths Factor

When I reviewed The Elephant in the Classroom last November I shared a confession – sometimes the fears and anxieties related to Maths stay a part of your life even into adulthood which is why I’m excited there are programmes around today such as The Maths Factor.   From a professional, child and parent point of view Maths is now considerably harder!  Why? The new curriculum in September 2014 introduced some new…

Two Teaching Assistants required for September 2016 start

We’re looking for two Teaching Assistants to join the team (from September 2016). Queen’s Park Academy provides outstanding education to all its pupils. It is 4 form entry for Years 3 -6 (Year 3 intake for September 2016 is 5 forms). At the heart of our work is the belief that ‘High Expectations lead to High Achievers’. We deliver a rich curriculum which provides opportunities for all our pupils to…

Enjoy a Big Brekkie? Support World Autism Awareness Month

You may be aware through social media channels that April is World Autism Awareness Month but do you know what Big Brekkie is? Big Brekkie is a charity event that was thought up by regional charity Autism Wessex.   It’s all about celebrating, raising awareness and funds during World Autism Awareness Month And it’s very simple … you get to enjoy breakfast with others.  How fabulous is that?  Who doesn’t…