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Is the British School System in Dis-Array?

England’s education system has faced considerable challenges in recent years, with some arguing it has reached “tragedy”. Estia wants to uncover why education is seemingly under threat in certain areas and to ensure parents can have stability amongst the cast turmoil.

A recent article published by Yorkshire Bylines commented on how changes to education have created a toxic environment of overbearing discipline, ‘zero tolerance’, and rote learning of a narrow curriculum.


March 24th, 2023 by Flora Devenport

Developing Confidence in Children is Crucial to Personal and Academic Success

Confidence can help children succeed and protect them from low mental health, so how, as parents, do you encourage it? 

As children grow and develop, they will encounter various challenges, particularly when it comes to their education. From exams to homework and social interactions to extracurricular activities, school life can be stressful, and a lack of confidence can make it even more daunting. That’s why it’s crucial for school-aged children to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. 


March 21st, 2023 by Flora Devenport

How having fun outside of school supports a child’s development and education

As a child, leisure pursuits and having fun outside of school are critical for healthy development.

These activities provide opportunities for children to explore their interests, build social skills, and learn new things in a stress-free environment.


March 10th, 2023 by Lauren

International Women’s Day: Women who recognised education was the key to unlocking potential

Throughout history, women have played a vital role in shaping and transforming the world of education. They have fought for their right to education and have dedicated their lives to promoting the importance of education for women and children.

For International Women’s Day 2023 we celebrate the many remarkable women who have changed and are changing the course of education for the better.


March 8th, 2023 by Lauren

How to pass the GCSE Maths exam

With exams on the horizon, preparing for a GCSE maths exam can feel daunting and challenging for both students and parents.  

As a parent, you want to help and support your child as much as possible without feeling the burden or responsibility to teach. Estia Tuition compliments preparation that happens in school, seeks to fill learning gaps and integrates a solid revision schedule for your child. 


February 27th, 2023 by Lauren

How to manage your screen time usage

With the school half term now over, there is every chance your children’s eyes will be strained by the amount of screen time consumed. Reflecting on Safer Internet Day on 7th February, it is essential to discuss the topic of screen time and the implications of being glued to your devices.


February 21st, 2023 by Lauren

What to consider when thinking of homeschooling your child

Have you ever considered homeschooling your children? If this is something you’re thinking about, this blog will look at the challenges and benefits of home-schooling so that you can make an informed decision about the best education for your child.


February 14th, 2023 by Lauren

Is homework beneficial to students?

Homework is a controversial topic. It has been discussed in almost every media publication and social media space and has experienced renewed debate as a result of Kirsty Allsopp’s tweet and the Irish President’s calls to ban homework in schools.


February 9th, 2023 by Lauren

How to maintain learning momentum during strike action?

The Teacher Strike is monopolising the news today, inevitably spreading doubt for parents and students as to how they can maintain a typical education within this period. In a time where strikes are happening nearly weekly, it is no surprise that the education system was compromised next.

The BBC has said that there will be near to 23,000 schools that are impacted, with many remaining “partially open”.

So, what guidance are we best to rely on when it comes to these strikes, and how can we guarantee that schooling life does not halt until teachers return?


February 1st, 2023 by Lauren

What is blended learning?


Blended learning is a combination of online and in-person classes. The benefits of blended learning create confident students. Confident students are successful students.


January 30th, 2023 by Lauren