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New Era at AESG

Helen Jeys (thumbnail) , new headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls, 2016

The beginning of the new school year at Alderley Edge School for Girls is, as always, full of excitement for the pupils, either starting their new school or returning for a new beginning. This year sees an additional ‘new girl’, as Helen Jeys joins to take up the reins as Headmistress from September. . . . → Read More: New Era at AESG

Post-Brexit Education: cultural values or valuable transplants?

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Brexit was supposed to cause economic disasters and possibly even world war 3, so it might also impact on our schools. Nevertheless schools were hardly mentioned. Is it possible that our education system is somehow insulated from the promised consequences of Brexit?.. . . . → Read More: Post-Brexit Education: cultural values or valuable transplants?

Autumn Edition of M&D is out

Issue 54 cover, Autumn 2016

Finally, Autumn is back! Typically associated with darker, shorter days, a return to routine and falling temperatures, this is not everyone’s favourite season. But we here at M&D think there are plenty of reasons to love Autumn. . . . → Read More: Autumn Edition of M&D is out

Win a First Aid Home Class for 6 People!

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Bumps & Bashes, North West of England and Ireland based company that provides first aid classes for parents is happy to inform our readers that they are running a competition to give our readers a chance to win a home class for 6 people! . . . → Read More: Win a First Aid Home Class for 6 People!

Annual Cost of Raising a Child

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Many parents understand that raising a child is a costly endeavour. But, how does much each one amount to on average, on a yearly basis? That is what the clever people at PayPlan have done with their interactive Maintenance Matters guide. . . . → Read More: Annual Cost of Raising a Child

Just So Festival 2016 Highlights

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Just So Festival this year takes place on 19th, 20th, and 21st August. Families from Manchester, Cheshire and surrounding areas will flock to Rode Hall in Cheshire to take part in this fantastically fun festival in the great outdoors. . . . → Read More: Just So Festival 2016 Highlights

Let our kids be bored!

Daydreaming Girl (small)

I have a confession to make. I regularly let my kids get bored. In today’s stimulation-rich tiger-mum environment, I feel that such a confession is likely to send me to the bottom of the class in the eyes of my fellow parents who seem hell-bent on providing such an enriching environment for their offspring . . . → Read More: Let our kids be bored!

Hello Sunshine!

Solutions to accommodating guests in the house

Summer is here and with it comes the exciting thought of long, candlelit summer’s evenings and barbeques with friends. Being able to use your garden or courtyard gives your family extra room to spread out and enables you to have more people over to parties and meals. Here are some tips on how to accommodate those extra guests over the summer months with seemingly effortless style. . . . → Read More: Hello Sunshine!

The Rocky Road of Maths

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The teaching of maths should be age appropriate, systematic, and engaging: everything that the current teaching of maths in England is not. . . . There is vast international expertise about how to teach mathematics to young children to achieve the best results. The most effective way to improve the teaching of maths in England is to look at this expertise seriously. . . . → Read More: The Rocky Road of Maths

The Cartoon Academy Expands To Offer School Workshops, Private Tuition And Children’s Parties

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The Cartoon Academy, fun ­filled workshops for artists of all ages, is to expand on its popular cartoon workshops to offer solutions to schools and parents. . . . → Read More: The Cartoon Academy Expands To Offer School Workshops, Private Tuition And Children’s Parties



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