Advice & Tips

BOOSTING YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION DURING THE LONG HOLIDAYS!

JK Educate - June 30, 2018

How can you make a difference to your child’s learning this summer?  Ah, the endless lazy days of summer! Our children’s lives often seem to be timetabled from breakfast to bedtime during term time and it’s great to have a change in routine, let them sleep in (if they ever will!), take a break from Read More >

Summer preparation for 11+ state selective schools

JK Educate - June 30, 2018

The summer is an important time for working towards the state selective schools’ entrance exams. If your child is sitting these exams, it is important that revision and practice continues so that they don’t lose momentum and focus. Of course, children need to relax and enjoy themselves too. Therefore, most families prefer to get revision Read More >

What is the 7+ ?

JK Educate - April 8, 2018

The 7+ is the descriptive name given to the entrance exams set by an increasing number of independent schools for pupils wishing to gain admission into their Year 3. 7+ entrance exams may be simply for admission into a selective preparatory school, which will then prepare the child for Common Entrance exams to gain a Read More >

Assessing Academic Potential and Performance

JK Educate - February 23, 2018

Many parents remain confused about how their child is doing at school; with the best of intentions, a short appointment at a parents’ evening and a standard school report cannot give them the full picture. To make informed decisions about their child’s future, and to be sure they are aiming for the senior school that Read More >

Christmas and the gift of reading

JK Educate - December 12, 2017

The Christmas holidays are the ideal time for family fun, great food, party games and outings. The learning needn’t stop at this time, but it should be kept fun and festive, with classic board games helping improve word power, from Boggle to Scrabble to Articulate, and others such as Monopoly requiring a little numeracy (and Read More >

Parental Impact on Success at School

JK Educate - November 6, 2017

Our experience tells us that parental involvement is key to children performing to the best of their ability at school.  It can really make the difference between under-performance and success. Nature vs. nurture Science has yet to identify the gene responsible for intelligence and there is disagreement about the amount of intelligence that is inherited. Read More >

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING – AND HOW TO ENCOURAGE IT

JK Educate - August 8, 2017

Reading is vitally important in the development of thinking, expressing ideas, expanding vocabulary, and communication skills. Of course, it’s also important for pure enjoyment! Some children are reluctant readers. They need encouragement and stimulation with whatever type of reading matter you can find that interests them. Other children would happily have their head in a Read More >

Top tips for moving on to senior school

JK Educate - August 26, 2016

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 >

The 11+ Journey

JK Educate - April 29, 2016

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

JK Educate - January 31, 2016

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 >

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