Beside me sat a solemn little girl. Lucy was six years old, with huge brown eyes and a frighteningly matter of fact approach to life. “What do you like best about school?” I asked, “Home time!”
If I had a penny........ Seriously, this is mentioned in most (if not all) the enquiries I get for MagiKats. So, if you think it makes you abnormal, think again!
A recent article in The Telegraph led with the headline, “Private tutoring is abhorrent says private school head.” (read it here) The position taken by the piece was that if a child needs tutoring to get into a school, then the school is probably not for them. I agree – to a point.
Are you one of those parents who, without realising it, has been quietly mulling over the comments made either in your child’s report at the end of last term or at the parent teacher meetings you recently attended?
And what is wrong with that? I actually want even more! I want the best for every child – which is much harder to achieve. “I'm not a pushy parent.” That statement followed by ‘but’ forms part of almost every conversation that I have with a parent who gets in touch with a view to bringing along their child to see me about a boost in their maths or English.