Articles by

Lucy Holmes

Lucy has taught English for fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History of Art and Italian before spending time abroad in Japan and Italy. During her five years in London, she worked as a researcher at the Guinness Book of Records, a Production Assistant at a subtitling company and in HR at the Japanese Embassy. She writes for Oxford University Press and Macmillan, and has self-published a teacher resource book: Talking Images: idioms. Now, living in Oxford with her dog and three children, she’s into running, drawing, travelling and all things Japanese.

Study Skills for Primary School: Set Your Child Up for Success

Find out what the top study skills are for children in primary school. Our guide tells you what your child needs to master before secondary school

Kids Food: Help Your Child Eat Healthy

Kids food choices can be overwhelming nowadays. Find out how to encourage your child to eat more healthily thanks to our tips

To Repeat Or Not To Repeat The Leaving Certificate? That's The Question

It’s important to get the right answer about your exam results. Before you repeat your Leaving Cert, get the facts and then make your decision.

Recycle Awareness Week. Get With The Programme! Your Child With Thank You For It

Recycle Awareness Week is now in its 19th year so if you haven’t heard of it, you should have! Learn all about it and pop the annual event in your diary!

FAQ GCSE Results Day 2022: Be Prepared Ahead of Time

GCSE results day is a nerve-wracking time for all involved. Support your child by being ahead of the game and be prepared for any outcome.

The Ultimate Stationery Kit, Price Comparisons and Our Top Picks

Get yourself prepared for the next school year by being up to date with all your child’s stationery needs. Go on, it’ll be fun!

The Cost Of Homeschooling In The UK. It Might Surprise You!

Thinking of taking your child out of mainstream school? Take a look at the financial considerations of homeschooling before you decide.

Are We There Yet? The Best Road Trip Activities For Kids

Any parent hates being asked that question every five minutes. Look at our top 25 road trip games to keep your journey on track instead of heading south!

Child Benefit In The UK - How Much, When And Who Gets What?

As most people are feeling the pinch, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re getting the right child benefit for your child or children.

How Long Does It Take Before I Can Start Teaching With GoStudent?

Thinking about becoming a tutor for GoStudent? It couldn’t be easier and might not take as long as you think to go through the checks and get started.

A Guide to the Solihull Approach + A List of Online Courses

You’re having challenging times with your child. You’ve tried everything! We get it. But the Solihull Approach may just be worth a try!

A Level Timetable 2022 - Be Prepared This Exam Season

Your A-Levels: they feel like the most momentous, potentially life-changing moment of your life so far. But fear not, we’re here to help!

The Terrific and the Terrible! - A Parents' Guide to Tweens

If your child is around the age of ten, congratulations! You’re now a member of the Tween Parenting Club. Here’s some info and advice you’ll need.

Is Free-Range Parenting for You? Find Out Whether It's Fantastic or Flawed!

There are many ways to parent. There is no right way. Just the right way for you and your family. See if your way fits into the free-range parenting method.

GCSEs and A Levels 2022: The Latest and Most Important Information

It hasn’t exactly been a normal two years, has it? Find out right here what to expect exam-wise this year.