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How to give my child the best start in 2023

Christmas has come and gone and it’s that lovely period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve where you get to bask in chocolate and leftover Christmas turkey, sort out all of the recycling and rubbish from the big day and find homes for each new present – how is there enough room for this many gifts each year?!

It’s a time for reflection. A time to relive all of the memories of 2022, the good and the bad. It’s a time to think about all that has happened and what can be taken from each event. Your child(ren) crowded around the living room trying out their new toys, completely relaxed and carefree, with no idea that the strike of midnight for 2023 is only days away.

Once the 1st of January 2023 arrives, the panic starts. Parents wonder when they’ll ever get the Christmas decorations down and put them away with the rush of work and their child(ren) returning to school. They wonder when the next relaxing, quiet moment will be… you may be wondering how you’re going to settle your child back into the daily routine. Whether your child is at day school or boarding school, the transition can be difficult after the busy but relaxing Christmas period.

Some families find that during the reunions of the festive period, things start to reveal themselves – the passion your son has for medical sciences or foreign languages, the talents your daughter has playing piano or dancing around the dining room in her new ballet slippers. Perhaps your child isn’t the happiest at their current school – we do hope this isn’t the case, but these things do come into the light when the entire family is together.

You may find yourself wondering, is my child getting the encouragement and promising education they need and deserve to nurture these talents and passions? Can their current school provide all of the experience and knowledge to help them go far and prepare for their next steps?

Don’t panic!

There are so many reasons to choose a new school in the new year, but it is important to make sure you’re not making any irrational decisions. It is important to take time to consider the information you’ve gathered during the holidays, to thoroughly evaluate their current educational environment and experience. When you’re ready, one of our friendly education experts would be delighted to lighten the load and help you to find clarity on choosing the next steps for your child’s educational future. Click here to find out more.

What about the big events surfacing in 2023?

We hear you, and there is still no need to worry.

Interviews: We offer support for interviews at top independent schools, which you can learn more about by clicking here. Interviews for independent schools and universities require a lot of attention and hard work on behalf of the student, so we recommend working with one of our education experts to ensure your son or daughter has the resilience and confidence for the big day as well as the soft skills and manners to wow the interviewers.

Exams: There will be exams at all levels which should go ahead as normal in 2023, some of which will determine the next step in your child’s educational career – for example, A Level exams and GCSE exams which determine their future at university and college or sixth form. We can offer support which can determine your child’s academic excellence through our aptitude testing service which you can find out more about by clicking here. This bespoke service will answer a lot of burning questions about your child’s academic future as well as build clarity on their characteristics and soft skills.

The academic jump: Whether your child will be tackling the jump from GCSE level study to A Level study in 2023, we offer support as it can be a challenging time. If not because of all of the exams and prep that come before this leap, it’s nerve-wracking to go from the oldest group of your level of study to the youngest, so should you have any questions or need any support with this transition we are happy to help.

We do hope you have had a wonderful festive season, thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed spending time with all the family.

We look forward to hearing from you in the new year. You can send us your enquiry now by clicking the button below.

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