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  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • How to Future-proof our kids

    For the next generation, the world - and workplace - will have vastly changed. So we asked headteachers at 9 top Kent schools to give advice on how we can best prepare our children...

  • The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

    Where does the social side, sport and extra-curricular come in to virtual education, and what about a timetable and exams? We tackle the big questions about online schools.

  • How’s this for bespoke education?

    Kent College, Canterbury, is leading the way when it comes to senior school education that is tailored to the individual. All culminating in several options for Sixth Formers - not just A Levels - here's everything you need to know

  • How to help your child in 2021

    Where do we begin when seeking to help our children cope with Lockdown and everything this brings? Headteachers at four top Kent schools give advice that could help us all...

  • Talking heads

    Meet Nik Pears, the new Headteacher at St Michael's Prep in Otford, starting Jan 2021. What are the 5 key features he's looking to build on?

  • Open Day round-up!

    School searching? We've done a round-up of some of the best local schools we have reviewed so far on Muddy. Single line please...

  • 5 fantastic reasons to learn outdoors

    Studies have proven that outdoor learning boosts behaviour and teaches essential life skills. As Somerhill School welcomes all pupils back after lockdown thanks to its outdoor classrooms, and innovative use of grounds and space, we ask them to tell us more...

  • 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 […]

  • To school or not to school?

    It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

  • 12 top tips to home schooling

    Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Go, Teach.

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