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  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Ready for homeschooling?

    Muddy enlists help to get parents prepared for the challenges of back to school at home

  • Surviving your family 24/7

    If you're teetering on the edge of sanity already, check out our expert guide from local Wellbeing Coach and ZenMuma - Jackie Heffer-Cooke. Jackie??? 

  • 12 Top Tips to Home Schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Communication Concerns?

    If your child is off to school for the first time and you're worried about their speech and language development - read on for some great advice from ISLTS Speech Therapist Lorna Bailey.

  • Leave those kids alone

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead.

  • The Parent’s Guide to Surviving Exam Results…

    because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year, right?!

  • Sixth form swappers

    If your teen might benefit from a new start for A levels, here's some expert advice on what you should consider.

  • Back to school blues?

    Tackle it head on

  • Survive the Summer Holidays

    Reaching for the Gin? Children's life coach Lisa Parkes is here to help

  • Are your kids active?

    Banish that couch potato

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