Choosing a school – Making the most of school visits
In choosing a school for your child, there are many sources of information available, including: League tables GCSE and A level results and university places Ofsted or Independent Schools Council (ISC) inspection reports ‘Word of mouth’ The school prospectus and/or website The school visit (Open Days and private views) All of these can be valuable, Read More >
Top tips for moving on to senior school
Starting at a senior school can be hugely daunting, not least because it will often have bigger premises than a primary or prep school and students need to navigate their way around different departments between timetabled lessons. Here are some tips for helping them feel as prepared as possible for this transition: Identify and discuss Read More >
Rooney controversy over holidays in term time
‘Kai goes to a private school’: Coleen Rooney hits back at critics as she’s accused of taking son on holiday during term time to watch dad Wayne at the Euros. Coleen Rooney has hit back at criticism for taking her son out of school to cheer on his England star father at Euro 2016. The Read More >
The 11+ Journey
Enhance the experience with the range of complementary services we have developed to make the experience even more successful! Here at JK Educate, we first started the JK 11+ Journey six years ago and it has continued to evolve since then. To begin with, we would assess all of our children as usual and then Read More >
JK Focus on Reading – Dealing With Common Reading Problems
From our JK Literacy specialist – Most children will encounter one or more of these problems whilst learning to read. Here are some ideas on how to support your child if any of these issues arise: Lack of interest and doesn’t read widely This is very common during early years of reading. Regular reading to Read More >
Reading in Year 2 and Year 3
– From JK’s reading expert As children move through Y2 the focus in reading changes from phonics to comprehension, so it is important that children have a good grasp of the phonics that have been taught and are confident in their use. Alongside phonics, children need a good knowledge of ‘tricky words’ such as: ‘you’, Read More >
What makes our ‘JK Assessments’ so essential?
by Managing Director Katie Krais – In short… to shed some light on how your child is doing in school! One of the main reasons why my friend and colleague Lorrae Jaderberg and I set up our consultancy over five years ago was to bring parents into the ‘classroom loop’, to enable them to fully Read More >
Coping with Exam Stress and Anxiety…
With entrance exams and mocks coming up in the New Year, in addition to academic help, we can offer strategies for parents and pupils to prepare emotionally and practically for exams. Two main things for a parent to think about when it comes to their child’s exams: How to help your child revise – both Read More >
Research finds peer tutoring ineffective and possibly detrimental…..
Two new studies on peer tutoring conclude that the technique – which involves students helping each other to learn – makes no impact on reading or maths scores. The results from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) contrast with previous research identifying peer tutoring as one of the most effective ways to improve learning. The EEF Read More >
Do you really know how difficult 11+ maths is?
From the maths perspective, what are selective schools looking for? Vic Lennard, our 11+ specialist maths advisor and tutor explains……. Unquestionably, these schools are looking for a natural aptitude, borne out by their attempts to make exams ‘tutor-proof’ by using problem-based questions. Many schools create papers using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) based Read More >