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Your back to school questions answered

Although the return to school is often keenly anticipated by parents exhausted by entertaining children and negotiating with teenagers, it’s also a…

Back to school anxiety – what to look for and how to help

Returning to school after the holidays is an exciting time for many, but it can also generate a lot of…

Family Action LIVE: Back to school, food and families

Recently we welcomed Gill Kelsall, Food and Nutrition Officer across many of our food services, for an Instagram Live discussion…

A guide for the anxious parents of children starting school for the first time 

You’ve got to feel for those youngsters moving on from pre-schools, nurseries and homes in September and into school. Not only have they had…

Anne’s story: Securing a school place for a child with Autism during COVID-19

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign focuses on celebrating the resilience we’ve all shown over the past year or so and…

Claudette’s story: How school and our BOSS service supported my family in lockdown

Our Creating Happy Memories campaign is currently celebrating the fresh start we’ve all been given now that lockdown is ending,…

Practical back to school tips for families with teenagers

Teenagers have not had it easy over the past year. Between lockdowns and isolation measures, their experience of school –…

The “lifejacket approach” to tensions at home

The past year’s events have seen families across the UK spending more time around the house and the current lockdown’s…

Tackling complex feelings about going back to school

There are many practical considerations when helping our children transition back to school – particularly after a long summer break…

Karin’s story: A tale of two lockdowns

Most of us will have heard someone describe the past year as resembling “groundhog day”, with each day feeling much…

Ten top homeschooling tips for parents of younger children 

After the positive response from our homeschooling tips for teenagers’ article we thought it was useful to ensure that we covered younger children too… and once again our Behaviour…

Ten top home learning tips for parents of teenagers

Homeschooling is tough! Not only do we have to ensure our children continue to learn and thrive – we also…

Back to School with Clapham Manor podcast

In this episode we visit Clapham Manor Primary School and Nursery, to find out how students; Ezra, Romy, Riadore and…

How to reduce your family’s food waste

To mark the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste we asked John – dad of one, gardener…

Tips and tricks for perfect packed lunches 

It’s finally time for children and young people across the country to return to school – which for some families…

Back to school competition with Bacofoil®

Show us your child’s favourite packed lunch and be in with the chance of winning a Family Art Set and…

Inspiring brunch ideas from our Holiday Hub team

Now that many of us are starting to get back to school and work, we may reminisce about our family…

Back to school advice for parents of children with SEND

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities experts, who work within Family Action services, have come together to provide a few points…

Preparing your children to return to school 

Deputy Headteacher of Clapham Manor Primary School, Iona Mumby, shares her passion, knowledge and advice about preparing your children to…

Back to school – low cost, high quality packed lunch inspiration with Bacofoil®

To help us support families preparing to go back to school, we have partnered with household favourite and kitchen helper,…

How our National School Breakfast Programme is supporting schools during COVID-19

The National School Breakfast Programme is committed to continuing to support our schools throughout this most challenging time of COVID-19.…

The impact of breakfast on learning in children

Dr Katie Adolphus, Dr Clare Lawton and Professor Louise Dye from the Human Appetite Research Unit at the University of…

Amber Rudd visit’s NSBP school

MP Amber Rudd visits one of our National School Breakfast Programme’s schools to show her why it’s important that the…

How to manage exam pressure and your family monsters

We caught up with a group of young carers recently who shared with us their insight into juggling exam pressures…

Motivating students to eat a healthy breakfast

We look at how our National School Breakfast Programme and an Aston Villa footballer are inspiring secondary school students to…

Our National School Breakfast Programme Hits 1775 Target!

We are delighted to say that the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) has reached the recruitment target of 1,775 schools…

The school that… was popular right out of the gate

We look at how Wallington Primary Academy have been getting on as part of our National School Breakfast Programme, making sure…

The school that… was our breakfast programme’s first special school.

We speak to Bluebell Park school to find out how our National School Breakfast Programme has been adapted to work…

Why Dental Health Matters – The Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth!

We find out more about how schools delivering breakfast, such as those we support under the National School Breakfast Programme,…

Children’s Minister Visits National School Breakfast Programme

One of our National School Breakfast schools had a very special visitor recently! Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi, stopped…

500 schools and counting join our National School Breakfast Programme

Our National School Breakfast Programme, working with schools in disadvantaged communities across the country to improve access to healthy breakfasts and…

Back to School Time

It’s back to school time again and our London mentoring service, Friendship Works is looking at how this and other…