Articles by

Sharlene Matharu

Sharlene is a UK-based teacher and writer with over 12 years’ experience in teaching and tutoring. After graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in English and French, she went on to work in PR before moving into education. With experience in the UK, France and Spain, she has worked with students of every age and level. She has also led professional development programmes for educators, written a GCSE home-schooling course, and self-published a successful teaching resource book: Talking Images: Idioms. Currently, Sharlene creates and presents online video resources and graded readers for learners across the world as well as writing biographies. As a mum of one, she enjoys exploring the world at toddler-pace with her daughter, making an artful mess in the kitchen and learning new languages.

SEND Learning in 2024: An Expert Point of View

We take a look at SEND learning in the UK in 2024 and consider what the future of education holds for those with special education needs and disabilities.

Affected by RAAC school closures? Help your child reconnect with remote learning.

If your kids are returning to school remotely due to RAAC school closures, we’re here to help with our top tips for getting the most from online learning.

Back to School: 5 Essentials to Kick Off the New Academic Year

It’s that time of year again, so make sure your child is getting prepared for back to school this September the right way.

When does school start? Essential back to school dates for your calendar

If you’re not quite sure when the kids go back to school in your area, we’ve got you covered with all the important dates for the 2023/2024 academic year.

SQA Results Day 2023: Important Information About How to Get Scottish Exam Results

If you’re one of the thousands of people awaiting Scottish exam results, we’ve got all the most important information for you about SQA results day 2023.

Leaving Cert Results 2023: Important information to help you support your child

If you’re not sure about when or how to get hold of your child’s Leaving Cert results, we’ve got you covered with our guide to Leaving Cert results 2023.

GCSE Results Day 2023 FAQ: Get Ready and Prepare Yourself For The Big Day

If you’re waiting nervously for your GCSE exam results to come out, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled all the key information about GCSE results day 2023.

A-Level Results Day 2023 FAQ

You’ve done the revision, sat the exam, and now the real waiting game begins. With A-level results day on the horizon, here’s everything you need to know.

Our Glastonbury Highlighters Playlist: The Best Festival Tunes to Help You Revise

If you’re stuck under a pile of revision while everyone else enjoys festival season, we’ve got just the thing to help you out – our Glastonbury playlist!

Easter Activities for the Holidays: Keep the Kids Entertained Without Shelling Out

Looking for Easter activities to keep the kids entertained over the holidays? We’ve got it cracked with a selection of simple things to do in any weather!

15 of the Best Children's Books That Every Young Person Should Read

With World Book Day on the horizon, we’ve put together our list of books all kids should read. Enjoy these old and new classics with your bookworm!

How can parents encourage their daughters' interest in STEM subjects?

Want to help your daughter to explore her passion for science? Here are some ways to encourage her interest in STEM subjects.

Parent Mental Health Day: Tips to Protect Your Own Mental Health

If you're a parent, it's important not to forget to prioritise your own mental health. Here are some tips to help you protect your mind.

The Best Secondary Schools in Cardiff: An Up-to-date Guide

Choosing the best secondary school for your child can feel like a big task. We’ve put together all the key info for the best secondary schools in Cardiff.

Primary School League Tables: What Are They and Are They Useful?

As you start planning your child’s first step into education, you’ll want all the info you can get. Here’s our quick guide to primary school league tables.