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....
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...