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So you think your child may be being bullied

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Bullying is totally unacceptable - there area no circumstances in which it should be tolerated because nobody has the right to hurt others by hitting them, excluding them from friendship groups, calling them names, spreading rumours or doing anything that is deliberately intended to hurt or upset them.

So you think your child may have problems with behaviour

Article Category - Lets Talk
Nobody can actually control someone else's behaviour - it is impossible! Fortunately it is possible to manage situations that the behaviour does not occur or to change one sort of behaviour for another.

So you think your child may have problems with homework

Article Category - Lets Talk
Homework probably causes more tension within families than any other issues relating to school. While parents need to understand that schools set homework because they are required to do so, the amount and nature of homework set is up to the school and the teacher.

Demystifying Dyslexia

Article Category - Dyslexia
It has been suggested recently that that Dyslexia does not exist, a view which has managed to gain considerable publicity in recent months. The argument is flawed because it is based on a very narrow definition of Dyslexia, basically linking it to the acquisition of reading skills

Dyslexia Difficulty or Difference?

Article Category - Dyslexia
The accepted view of Dyslexia as a specific learning difficulty may have been a major cause of under achievement among students and low expectations among teachers for the past two or three decades.

Defining Dyslexia

Article Category - Dyslexia
Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent word reading and/or spelling develops very incompletely or with great difficulty
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A fantastic afternoon & SO very timely for us as we had planned this very week to introduce Reciprocal reading to our Primary 3 classes! I will absolutely take your point on board about technology in particular dictionaries and see how we can find a way to integrate this more....... Thank you for discussing things with us - we will be incorporating the writing techniques from tomorrow starting with a session on brainstorming :) Leigh Wilson-Brown
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