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Hello!

By |August 7th, 2015|

Welcome to The Parent Education Consultancy Blog! Here you will be able to keep up with the latest education news, alongside exciting events and press PEC are involved in. Do ‘follow’ us to have updates direct to your inbox or rss feed. Please feel free to comment on our posts. We would love to hear from […]

Generation Z

By |March 8th, 2017|

In this month’s Darling Magazine, our founder Sandra Nardi discusses how Generation Z (those born in 1995 or later) process information faster than generations before them.

Evidently, these ‘digital natives’ can quickly and efficiently shift between work and play, with multiple distractions going on in the background – their multitasking skills are truly second to none.

It […]

PEC Founder Sandra Nardi Featured in The Guardian Small Biz Network

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Parent Education Consultancy founder, Sandra Nardi was featured in  The Guardian’s Small Biz Network article ‘Drained by stress, we quit teaching to start thriving businesses’ written by Emma Sheppard.  […]

Exam Pressure – Sky Debate

By |August 18th, 2016|

Sandra Nardi, founder of Parent Education Consultancy was interviewed live on Sky News by Colin Brazier on 17 August 2016, discussing the enormous amount of pressure students face  at school and addressing the 20% rise in phone calls to NSPCC’s Childline over exam stress.  […]

Young People Stressed-Out About Exam Results

By |August 17th, 2016|

What, what, what? Children stressed out about exams is news? Is it shocking? Surprising that we bombard our teenagers with intense GCSE coursework and back-to-back exams with no compassionate timetable set, and we all gasp that ‘stress levels soar?’ I bet this isn’t news or surprising to mums of teenagers who are sitting GCSE’s this year. We can all sit on our high horse and say… ‘Oooo it’s not as hard as it was in our day’! Guess what? It is. Why is it harder? The questions aren’t harder that’s a given, but they belong in the same era of life before Google! […]

Live Sky Debate – Sandra Nardi, Founder Parent Education Consultancy

By |May 5th, 2016|

The founder of Parent Education Consultancy, Sandra Nardi was invited on Sky News for a live debate with Kay Burley, discussing the media hype surrounding the SATs boycott, as parents protested on 3 May 2016. […]

The Benefits of Open Days

By |February 24th, 2016|

As Spring marches towards us, in the world of education this leads to Open Days, when schools all over the country open their doors for prospective parents to get a feel of the schools they are considering for their children. 

Why? 

Open Mornings are a great way of gaining an understanding of what a particular school offers. […]

Nutrition is the Key to Learning

By |January 13th, 2016|

Healthy Kids, Happy You!
It can be a challenge feeding your children foods they enjoy while ensuring sure they get great quality nutrition too. With so much food info out there, and so often conflicting, it’s all too easy to feel confused and overwhelmed as to what really is best. Confusion likely leads to taking a shot in the dark and hoping you’re doing the right thing for your child.

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Hard Work Never Killed Anyone

By |November 17th, 2015|

Our article published in Darling Magazine: Kingston and Cobham. Whatever your child’s academic level, there’s a school out there destined to make them flourish.

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Summer Born Children to get the right to start school later

By |September 8th, 2015|

 

Here’s the facts from GOV.UK.

I’ve personally been supporting the Flexible Schools Admission campaign and thrilled that mothers have been heard! It’s too late for one of my sons. The boy who has cried every day for the last year, distressed by the prospect of school.
As a professional, it’s as clear as daylight that the school […]

Back to School!

By |August 31st, 2015|

It’s a pretty forceful and inevitable call to action every year for all involved…
Retail wants your school pound for uniforms, stationery, clothes and new tech to slide into new bags.
For teachers, it’s the transition between the last bits of pre-term planning, getting the classroom looking like an inspiring learning zone, lamenting the end of the […]