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Catherine Stoker
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Expert on independent school choices, boarding issues and dilemmas, international parent support, guardianship and holiday course sporting and academic programmes.
Expert on independent school choices, boarding issues and dilemmas, international parent support, guardianship and holiday course sporting and academic programmes.

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Using your Child's School Report For Goal Setting
Your child’s school report is much more than a termly record
of your child’s classroom input and development, to be filed away in a
cupboard. It’s an invaluable tool in helping you and your child to review and set
academic and extra-curricular goals. As par...
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When to apply for US University - is Early decision or Early Action right for you?
Our guest blog is written by Phil Garner , expert in making applications to the US.  Many US Universities offer an option for
students to apply EARLY DECISION or EARLY ACTION. Early decision versus early action  Early
decision plans are binding — a student ...
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TIPS FOR STARTING A NEW SCHOOL
Thanks to Sally Markowska for these great tips for starting a new school: Have a positive attitude! Yes, joining a new school is a challenge BUT embrace the
adventure. Remember the times you have tried something new before and how you
survived. ·        Rem...
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Affordable University in the USA for British Students
This blog is by Phil Garner our consultant who specialises in US university applications.  Last year over 10,000 students went to study in the USA, the highest number ever. So what is it that’s attracting more and more UK students to study at University in ...
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This blog on How To Survive A level Results Day is by Higher Education Consultant Sally Markowska , an expert in university applications.  Do not go to bed very late the night before Thursday August 17th. This is going to be a long, significant day, whateve...
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Why Books are the Perfect Christmas Present
The holidays are coming up fast, and
schools will soon be on their Christmas breaks. Even though many students have holiday
work to complete – especially those with revision to do for spring exams -
education can often take a back seat to make way for celeb...
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Some top tips for interviewing successfully for schools, universities and graduate jobs
It's an important time of year - young people all across the UK are preparing for interviews at senior schools, sixth forms, universities and graduate jobs. Below are a few of our top interview tips, whatever level you're studying at. First impressions are ...
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Ten Top Financial Tips for Expats in China
1. Save 10% of your income On an expat package it’s easy to spend all of your disposable income. Set up a savings account and direct 10% of your income before you spend it. 2. Keep updated with your pension(s) When you’re far away from home you can lose tra...
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School Open Days and Visits
Many schools have their open days around this time of year, and it is always important to visit your top school choices to make sure they really are a good fit for you and your child. With that in mind, The Independent Education Consultants have put togethe...
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Oaka: Smashing Through the SEN Ceiling
Smashing
through the SEN ceiling The Government’s
2014-15 statistics showed that children with special educational needs (SEN)
and learning disabilities accounted for just over half of all school
exclusions. This is a perfect demonstration of the way in whi...
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