Does your child have dysgraphia?

Does your child have dysgraphia?

Since setting up my Writing Clubs earlier this year I have found myself working closely with children diagnosed with dysgraphia. It is believed that between 5 and 20% of children may be struggling with the condition and through my work with the club, I have learnt to...

Managing summer revision

Managing summer revision

This is peak anxiety time for parents of children approaching Year 6. The Kent Test 11+ is on 9 September this year. Strangely, in the summer break, we find ourselves in a rather isolated bubble, where school is over and the sun is out, yet it is peak revision time....

WRITING CLUBS – WHAT’S THE STORY?

WRITING CLUBS – WHAT’S THE STORY?

The purpose of the clubs is simple – to extend individual writing attainment, strengthen vocab and key skills, and build writing confidence. And the improvement has been staggering. "I’m quite amazed that you can have such an impact on his handwriting in just four...

Don’t be afraid of 11+ Reasoning

Don’t be afraid of 11+ Reasoning

As an 11+ tutor of many years my role isn’t limited to teaching primary children how to pass the exam, but it includes nurturing and hand-holding parents through the process too. And I’ve noticed that many of you are really quite anxious about reasoning. Reasoning...

Argh! It’s my child’s 11+ year…

Argh! It’s my child’s 11+ year…

Those of us who pride ourselves on being on top of everything school-related have had our world turned upside-down recently. Parents of Year 5s with the Kent Test on the horizon are particularly anxious. But one of the toughest things to manage in a normal year is...