Tooled Up Education

Preparing and Packing for my Exam or Test (Checklist for Primary-Aged Children)

Younger children preparing for an entrance exam, their 11+ or any other test or assessment may feel worried about preparing for the day. It might help to print out this simple activity, which reminds them of the things they need to consider and nudges them to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and remember some strategies to help them feel calm on the day itself.

10 Ways to Support Your Child with Interview Practice

When children are preparing for an interview for a new school, it can be nerve wracking for them and us alike. It’s important for us parents to support them through the process calmly, helping them to feel prepared and comfortable. Here are our top tips.

Being Tooled Up: 10 Benefits for School Staff

If you are new to Tooled Up, take a quick peek at these 10 key benefits that you really need to know about! If you like, you can download and print the file to share with other staff members or pop in the staffroom.

Being a Positive Bystander: Scenarios to Discuss with Children and Teens

Talking in family life about the importance of being a good bystander is vital to help our children navigate situations that they are likely to find themselves in. Use these scenarios (for both younger children and teens) to initiate discussion about common circumstances where they might find themselves witness to harmful talk, abuse or bigotry and work out how they can challenge it.

Raising a Bilingual Child: Tips for Parents with Dr Rose Drury

This webinar is designed for parents or carers who are raising a bilingual child in the early or primary school years. Drawing on the latest research, expert Dr Rose Drury will address parents’ most pressing questions. What does research suggest are the main advantages to being bilingual? When raising a bilingual child, what’s optimal? Should parents speak their mother tongue at home or only English? Will learning a second language interfere with the development of a child’s mother tongue? Do young children pick up language more easily than older children? How do we avoid confusing our children whilst wanting them to thrive in both languages? Parents will come away from the webinar armed with practical strategies for supporting their children within family life.