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Tips for Learning at Home During the Pandemic

JK Educate - April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to slow the spread of the disease have thrown families together and changed the way that everyone is working, socialising and studying. These are worrying times, but the closure of schools doesn’t mean that your child’s learning progress needs to be lost, if you can keep Read More >

New Online Home Mentoring Service Launched to Support Parents

JK Educate - March 30, 2020

For many families, this is the second week of home schooling, working with the support sent home from school.  We have been hearing from our families that sometimes they are confused, stressed and worried about managing it all, at a time when they least need it. It can be especially difficult when parents are trying to work Read More >

JK Response to Latest Government Announcement

JK Educate - March 17, 2020

The government has announced on Monday 16th March that they are keeping schools open, but will be ‘keeping it under review’.  At JK Educate we have online tutoring support already in place to support your children as and when you need it, using our online teaching platform with it interactive whiteboard and document sharing facilities. Read More >

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

JK Educate - March 16, 2020

Reflecting on Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week (3rd to 9th February 2020), we would like to take some time to explore the vital issue of child wellbeing and mental health. Resilience and Bravery The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week was Find your Brave. This is how Place2Be explain this on their website: “Life often Read More >

Choosing your Child’s Next School

JK Educate - March 9, 2020

It can be daunting and bewildering to choose a new school for your child, whether it’s a change in school driven by a family relocation, or the move from primary to secondary education.  Armed with the right information and your in-depth knowledge of your own child, however, it is possible to identify the ideal school Read More >

CHRISTMAS AND THE GIFT OF READING

JK Educate - December 23, 2019

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, especially for young children. Classic board games help reading skills and improve word power, from Boggle to Scrabble or Articulate, and others such as Read More >

HELPING YOUR CHILD TO LEARN

JK Educate - November 11, 2019

Parents generally want their children to learn well and enjoy learning. There are often also the concerns of school entrance exams, external exam results and the attainment of a good university degree, but the ability to learn is a more fundamental and important consideration. It doesn’t come naturally to every child and parents often want Read More >

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERVIEW PREPARATION FOR ALL AGES

JK Educate - October 1, 2019

Who Interviews and Why? Independent school admissions interviews can apply to every age group from 4+ to sixth form, and some universities use interviews too. There is a real benefit in preparing students to know what to expect, and how to manage themselves on the day. Some parents query whether children need to prepare for Read More >

THE 11+ JOURNEY ROADMAP

JK Educate - September 5, 2019

The journey to 11+ success may not be a thousand miles long, but it might seem like that at the start. It is a bespoke journey that needs to be carefully timed, tailored to each individual child and broken down into clear steps so that it isn’t overwhelming for parents or students. It’s best to Read More >

WHEN TO USE SUMMER HOLIDAY TUTORING

JK Educate - June 4, 2019

Should your child have tutoring over the summer? At this time of year, many parents’ thoughts turn to whether a child will need tutoring support during the long summer break. The summer holidays should primarily be a time of play and relaxation for school children, but alongside that, there are some circumstances when a little Read More >

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