I suspect many parents have been pulled up short when they have seen, from the recent press coverage, that many of those charged with their children’s earliest care and education may not have even a grade C GCSE in English and maths.
One way of practising mathematics skills is to do so verbally. Verbal maths games are fun for everyone to play, and a great way for kids to learn their key maths skills.
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?
With GCSE exams around the corner, it’s time for a final push. Energy levels are running low and motivation is getting harder to find.