8-year-old Lukas loves his football and sport. Like many kids, he dreams of being a professional footballer but at school he was struggling with phonics and literature. Lukas can be a quiet boy (although he’s talkative once you get to know him) but he’s not prone to asking for help in the classroom and his parents started to realise that he lacked confidence at school.
Year 2 student Poppie Cooke saw how much big sister Charleigh was enjoying going to her new maths and English club, so decided to follow in her footsteps.
Increasingly common in secondary schools is the practice of putting students in ‘study hall’. This involves sometimes several lessons a week being with other classes where the teacher is absent, and everyone is working in a large space (like a hall) with a cover supervisor.
Several announcements have been made in the last few days about the future of everything school-related. From funding of places to testing in primary and functional skills for teenagers – there is lots to take in and lots of “consultation” still to take place.
According to a survey carried out by the Sutton Trust in September 2016, 25% of state educated 11 to 16 years in the UK receive private tuition, with the number much higher in London. This represents a massive increase on 2015 figures when it was only 10%.
You would imagine for Jon Curry, new owner of MagiKats Gainsborough, that two dogs, a cat, a horse and a family would keep him busy. Add to this a passion for motor-racing (in the form of the marvellous Caterham 7s) and 38 years playing rugby, and you get a picture of our latest, and quite possibly the most energetic, franchise owner we have seen to date!
Are your children nervous about the thought of going back to school? Or are you dreading the return to the school routine with all its many demands? If so, don’t worry - you are not alone. So, I’ve put together this super simple 5 step guide to help you beat the ‘back to school’ blues!