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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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Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery: it’s all in the details

Max loves paying attention to details, however small, perfect for model making. So, when his only friend – caretaker and fellow modeller at his boarding school St Goliath’s, Mr Darrow –mysteriously disappears, he knows what he must do. Unbeknown to his peers, Mr Darrow has created a whole new civilisation, shrunk down to microscopic size! […]

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Responding to news of terrorist attacks

After the Manchester Arena bombing a few weeks ago, I considered writing a post about the steps I take whenever a terrorist attack is in the news and may affect the children and young people who come to Inkpots. With 24-hour news and access to phones, children are much more aware of world events, and […]

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