IN your area, there may be a number of schools available for your child, and you can decide whether to choose the catchment comprehensive, or whether you want to explore other options. This is a difference between state, grammar and private schools - and which is the right choice for YOUR kids. What's the difference between state, grammar and private schools? State schools State schools can be divided into two categories: academies and maintained schools. Academies are publicly funded, but independent - meaning they have more control over the curriculum and other aspects of the school. They're held accountable for their performance through a funding agreement. Meanwhile, maintained state schools are overseen by the local authority, and have to follow the national curriculum and stick to national pay and conditions for teachers. Grammar schools Grammar schools are also state-funded but they select their pupils using an entrance exam called the 11-plus. The 11-plus usually … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between grammar, private and state schooling and what is Theresa May’s free school expansion?
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LABOUR Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott scored a political win over the Windrush scandal and blew it hours later with a car-crash TV interview. Here's what you need to know about Britain's first black woman MP, a long-time ally and friend of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Who is Diane Abbott? What's her background? Diane Abbott, now 64, was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in London in 1953. She studied history at Cambridge University where she was taught by TV historian Simon Schama. Diana was a trainee civil servant at the Home Office then worked as a race relations officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties. She joined Thames Television as a researcher and reporter and was later a press officer at the Greater London Council and Lambeth Council. By this time she was already a local councillor in Westminster and lost out to Ken Livingstone in a bid to be selected Labour parliamentary candidate in Brent East. In 1987 she became the UK’s first black woman MP … [Read more...] about How old is Diane Abbott and what did the Shadow Home Secretary say about the Windrush Generation and illegal immigrants?
It would be easy to call Inscape the SoulCycle of meditation. First of all, it’s located in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood which has become something of the city’s boutique fitness district with sweat-inducing luminaries like Barry’s Bootcamp and Flywheel sitting toned cheek to evaporated jowl with upstarts with punny names like The Fhitting Room and Shadowbox.The similarities don’t stop there. When you first enter Inscape, you are greeted by attractive women who are four inches too short to be models and definitely have at least one avocado toast posted on their well-groomed Instagram feeds. You quickly sign in for class and are ushered to the locker rooms in the back. There’s even the de rigeur retail space in the front selling $27 chocolate bars and bath salts in every shade of rosé.While everyone is flocking to boutique fitness joints to grow their muscles, tone their bodies, and reshape their trouble areas, the same thing is possible for … [Read more...] about I Tried Luxury Meditation Classes and Here’s What Happened
Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the inability to hear things, either totally or partially. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. A patient with mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid. Some people are severely deaf and depend on lip-reading when communicating with others. People who are profoundly deaf can hear nothing at all. In order to communicate spontaneously and rapidly with people, they are totally reliant on lip-reading and/or sign language. People who are born deaf find lip-reading much harder to learn compared with those who became hearing impaired after they had learned to communicate orally (with sounds). Some diseases or circumstances that can cause deafness include: Chicken pox. Cytomegalovirus. Mumps. Meningitis. Sickle cell disease. AIDS - offspring of mothers who had AIDS during pregnancy … [Read more...] about Deafness and hearing loss: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Decades ago, speed reading was the rage. Besides being able to cover more material with less time, a promised benefit was better retention. Does that really mean better understanding? And without truly understanding, is there better retention other than mere dates, facts, and figures? The key to really understanding written materials thoroughly is within the building blocks of language – words. Oh it’s so obvious, isn’t it? But how often are words not fully understood glossed over and ignored? How often does understanding get twisted because a few words are incorrectly understood? Pretty often judging from some of the comments I’ve observed from readers of well written articles online. Words Not Understood First, an obvious point: If you really don’t know what a word means when you’re reading, look it up! Don’t be lazy or vain. Admit there are some words that you need to learn, and don’t hold back from looking them up. Figuring out … [Read more...] about How to Really Improve Your Reading Ability Without Buying a Course