All our tutors and session facilitators are DBS checked and are fully qualified in their subject area. They have extensive experience of working with children who need that little bit of extra care and attention, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your child is getting the best possible experience from the session.
**We are aware that children with SEND may be at different stages of learning regardless of there age, therefore children of all ages up until the age of 16 can attend any session that is most suited to their level of learning and ability regardless of their age.**
primary – KS2 & 3
english /maths boost
Mondays 17:30 – 18:30 GMT
Thursdays 17:30 – 18:30 GMT
“I have extensive experience with SEN learners and I always include this in my approach to teaching.”
I am very patient kind and understanding and enjoy bringing out the best in others whilst developing their potential.”
With all sessions I keep in mind the different learning approaches each person had and adapt this into my teaching and lessons.
English and Maths lessons will be tailored to include each learner and use Numicon Techniques. All my sessions will be a fun and creative space where learners can relax and be inspired to grow their own talents and ask lots of questions.
Mondays 16:00 – 16:45 GMT
(from Mini Professors)
“We want all children to love science. Our programme allows them to get hands on with experiments, explore a new topic each week and have lots of fun”
Example of our weekly sessions:
Wk 1. Brain – we will see how our skull protects it and what else is there to stop our brains getting bashed.
Wk2. Blood and circulation – we will learn what makes up our blood in a fun, visual experiment.
Wk3. Lungs – we will make a working lung model & learn about the gases involved.
Wk 4. Digestion – gets a little messy whilst we follow the journey of a weetabix through our system!!!
Wk 5. Bones – we will see what happens to them if we don’t get the right vitamins.
ENGLISH FUN /MATHS WORKS
“Teaching is my passion – to see that spark in someone when they discover something new, big or small.”
It excites me to see a learners’ interest in a new topic grow, for them to ask questions and not being afraid to express their opinion. To see them get things wrong but being able to learn from it and get things right and being able to explain why or how to someone else.
I love facilitating creative lessons and guiding learners. My sessions are designed to allow learners to explore topics/subjects and encourage their natural curiosity. I have experience with SEN learners on many levels and will adapt my teaching to suit individuals needs – I always have a back up plan!
all ages (4 – 16)
Mondays 14:00 – 14:45 GMT
Wednesdays 18:00 – 18:45 GMT
(from Awakened Minds)
“Mindfulness can be practiced in any environment in a way that suits your child.”
These sessions allow your child to learn how to be Mindful in fun ways.
The benefits of Mindfulness for children are:
* Better sleep quality
* Useful coping strategies
* Improved concentration
* Improved management of emotions
* Decreased anxiety, stress and low mood
Each session will end with a guided meditation.
Fitness & dance
Wednesdays 16:15 – 17:00 GMT
“My sessions focus of fitness, dance and flexibility as well as relaxation and mindful exercises like yoga and Pilates practices. Healthy mind, healthy body!”
I love teaching fitness and dance and am studying musical theatre at university. I am trained in instructing fitness. I love making my lessons fun and exciting for everyone no matter what their ability.
I strive to understand all my students as individuals and tailor my sessions to suit them and help them grow on their own fitness path but also become more confident to exercise and keep fit on their own.
Thursdays 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
(from Rhythm Stick Drumming)
“This percussion course brings families together to create a powerful drumming group.”
Katie Mallard is a community percussionist with 15 years experience and has a passion for bringing rhythms to adults and children of all abilities. Using both traditional rhythms and her own compositions she forms drumming groups where people can learn this amazing way of making music together.
Participants explore rhythms on a variety of Samba percussion instruments ranging from surdo bass drums to agogo bells and ganza shakers. Adults can learn ideas for how to continue drumming with their children at home.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Saturdays 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
“Teaching is my passion, and I enjoy teaching special people.”
I have been teaching children through to adults in a range of different settings and educational needs for over 5 years. I have extensive experience with SEN learners and I always include this in my approach to teaching.
In my Arts and Crafts sessions we will use materials found easily around your home or garden.
I find out each learners interests and use this as a creative tool to apply to the sessions.
cooking & baking
Saturdays 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
“Cooking and teaching are true lifelong passions for me.”
I believe learning to cook is vital for as it teaches children about planning and patience, introduces concepts related to science and maths and is a great way to develop independence and give your child some control over their diet.
I’ve learned that my children are more likely to eat something if they’ve been involved in the process!
So, let’s embrace the inevitable mess and make some delicious memories!
secondary – KS4
Tuesdays 16:30 – 17:30 GMT
“My sessions are designed to allow learners to explore topics/subjects and encourage their natural curiosity”
I have been teaching in high schools, community buildings, colleges and adult education for over 6 years – such a diverse learning community from around the world, age 0-92 years old!
I love facilitating creative lessons and guiding learners. I have experience with SEN learners on many levels and will adapt my teaching to suit individuals needs – I always have a back up plan!