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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Independent schools do three times more sport than state

New research confirms that independent schools do three times more sport than their state counterparts. Independent schools do nearly 5.5 hours per week compared to less than two hours in the state sector. State school involvement in sport has dropped sharply since 2010, strange when set against the supposed 2012 Olympic “legacy” and concerns about […]

Tuesday 3 March 2015

How to build a portfolio for schools

If you are moving into the UK, and looking for a school for your child, it is helpful to have a portfolio to illustrate your child’s strengths and areas that need work. Schools receive a lot of enquiries on a day-to-day basis and the aim of the portfolio is to lift your child out of […]

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Moving with autistic children – our perspective

An interesting article today that more families are taking legal action to challenge their local authority over the help given to their autistic (ASD) children (for more information on autism, an easy summary here). Dean Associates helps a number of relocating families who are moving with ASD diagnosed children. Some have moderate special educational needs […]

Wednesday 13 March 2013

One Tweet A Day

We love Twitter. Its a fantastic way for us to keep on top of the ever-changing world of education. However, the white noise and chatter can become deafening. That is why Schools Advice has pledged to tweet once a day – sharing our most interesting new discovery of the day from our conversations with teachers, […]

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Moving after deadline day

Most parents are aware of the deadlines for state school application – Year 7 transfers needed to be submitted by 31st October in England, Reception and Year 3 (junior school) applicants by 15th January of the new year. However, some families, often because of work commitments, have to move home after these deadlines. What happens […]

Thursday 22 November 2012

London baby? Don’t panic. Plan.

A conversation with a London-based client this week. The client “I’m trying to fill in the application forms for my baby but since she isn’t born yet, I don’t have a date of birth to put on the form. What should I do?” Once a baby is on the way, parents are stampeded by advice […]