In 2001 Rachel Vecht founded ‘Educating Matters’. She started out her career as a primary school teacher and also trained student teachers. Throughout Rachel’s teaching career in both the state and independent sector, she was inundated by parents seeking advice on how to support their children’s learning at home. Educating Matters evolved through her substantial experience teaching children, having 4 children and addressing parents’ concerns, questions and difficulties over the last 25+ years.
The relationship between parent and child is very emotional (quite different to that of teacher and student) and being a parent is probably the hardest job in the world with the least amount of training.
Over time the Educating Matters offering has evolved and we provide guidance and support beyond parenting, around much broader topics relating to creating diverse and inclusive cultures at work, such as: allyship, mental health & wellbeing, neurodiversity, disability, work life balance/ integration, LGBTQ+ and emotional intelligence.
We work with and support:
Diversity & Inclusion
Learning & Development
Employee Resource Groups & Networks
Any guidance around supporting children’s education, must also consider how to encourage children to be more co-operative, motivated and self-reliant. This is where the ‘Positive Parenting’ tools have proven to be invaluable to families. The skills have had a tremendous impact on Rachel’s own family, enabling her to bring out the best in her children and there is no doubt that they make being a parent much less stressful and more fulfilling.