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Primary Tuition Groups were opened
in 1992 by Julie Stanton. The Saturday School was opened by
Stanton in 1993. Although
different companies supplying
different services, together they strived to supply a need that was
sorely lacking in South East London and North West Kent.
1995 they won their first recognition when they won the 'Bexley
Business Award.' In 1996 the 'Solotec Business Award' followed just a
few months later.
for both establishments was created by the resultant shortfall that our
state schools provide in enabling children to succeed to their full
potential in the primary age sector, that being from the age of four to
eleven years. True, there were at the time many organisations offering
private tuition and one or two who were offering group tuition.
discovered, however, that not one of them
was addressing what we saw as being the biggest problem that prevents
children from fulfilling their full potential at school.
parents who approached us,
with a view to helping their children, did so because their children
lacked confidence in Maths or English or both of these
subject areas. This resulted in an unwillingness to take risks
a lack of independence. This we realised was, in the main, usually the
result of peer pressure within the classroom due to the excessive
amount of mixed ability children.
||Private tuition on the whole will
generally improve a
child's conceptual understanding and knowledge of various skills, but
will do little or nothing to boost their confidence, and indeed makes
them more dependent on getting an immediate response to completed
questions. Some conventional Saturday schools, on the other hand, have
a tendency to group children according to
their age, thereby recreating a classroom set up outside of school
hours. As most
children's problems stem from their mixed ability class settings, this just
gives them more of the
same and can have exactly
the same detrimental effects by
reinforcing their insecurities.
immediately began by assessing children thoroughly with a view to
grouping them according to their ability. We found that children of all
ages responded better in a learning situation when grouped with
children on the same level.
||The small group situation was favoured
children have to learn to function in a group; this applies to all
walks of life, be it at school, college or in the work place. By
keeping the groups small the
which is so essential to helping boost
confidence, was retained. It was then realised that by stretching each
on a weekly basis, from the
that had been determined by
the assessment, and
tempering the teaching with
constant praise and positive
News shopper became aware of what we were trying
to achieve and promptly wrote a small article highlighting our
philosophy. The Saturday School, through this article, recommendation
and word of mouth, began to steadily grow. We found we were assessing
more and more children on a weekly basis, with parents coming from as
far afield as Gravesend, Beckenham, Bromley, Catford and Lewisham.
During 1995 it was suggested by some of the parents that we put
ourselves forward for the Bexley Business Award.
Although we were
proud of the work we were doing, we were a little reluctant to enter. Even so we
took the decision
to go ahead. A short
time later we were amazed
and overjoyed to hear that we had in fact won the award.