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Creative ideas for Autumn half term

October half term is upon here in Sussex – and it’s also being a true season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. We have been lucky enough to have had some lovely Autumnal days and, hopefully, these will continue into the school holidays. So here are some ideas for creative activities to do inspired by the […]

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Halloween reading recommendations

The nights are drawing in, which means it’s the perfect time to cosy up with a good book! To get you in the mood for the Halloween season, here are our top autumnal reading recommendations. Younger Readers (7-9) The Witches by Roald Dahl – Dahl is perfect for any time of year, but this tale […]

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Happy Dyslexia awareness day!

On average, one in three children in every UK classroom is dyslexic, which amounts to around 1.2 million. This means that a number of those who come to Inkpots face challenges with reading, writing and comprehension. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Day, we’ve put together some resources that may help you in supporting your child, particularly […]

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Body image

Expanding on last week’s post, we’re continuing to discuss mental health at Inkpots, and this week we’re focusing on body image. It’s an ever-present topic in the news and social media, and if your child is transitioning to high school, the new environment can make them more aware of their bodies. We’ve put together some […]

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Mental health help

The start of a new school year can be extremely exciting – it’s a chance to start a fresh and fulfil potential. Unfortunately, pressures at school can be the catalyst for a number of mental health problems. It’s important that children and young people get the support they deserve, so if you’re worried about someone […]

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Back to school: when friendships go wrong

At Inkpots, we’re proud to create an environment full of kindness and respect, but when school friendships go wrong, they can have a seemingly devastating impact on your child. Perhaps the person they stuck close to has betrayed them, or they find themselves isolated within a group. What can you do to help and advise […]

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