Autumn Term 2016

Dear Parents,

            I hope that everybody had a wonderful summer. The Education, By Kate autumn dates are as follows:

      Monday 12th September -
Friday 16th December

The half term period is Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October.

It is possible to book extra sessions outside of these dates. If this is something that you would be interested in, please let me know.

I do want to let everybody know that there is a slight change to the fee system this term. Firstly, I just want to clarify that the fees themselves, or the ways in which they can be paid, aren’t changing in any way. What I am asking, however, is that each child be entered for the whole term ahead, rather than on a week by week basis. This will mean, for example, that if your child attends a two hour class each week, the overall fee for the term will be £290, whether this is paid in total, or in a series of weekly instalments. Your child, therefore, is entitled to the full term of lessons & if they are unable to come one week, they are more than welcome to attend the alternative group class or arrange an alternative session, if possible.

This change does, however, also mean that if your child misses a session & you don’t want to opt for the catch-up class, the term fee still applies in full. For example, if your child doesn’t attend one session because of another event, if you are paying the term fee in weekly instalments, that week’s instalment will remain outstanding.

Please do let me know if you have any questions with regards to the changes, I’m happy to explain in more detail.

If you would like to alter your child’s study focus, or would like more information on their studies, please email or give me a call.

Very Best Wishes,
Kate

Summer Term 2016

Dear Parents,

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everybody for helping to make this spring term a delightful one!

The Education, By Kate Summer term dates are as follows:

Monday 11th April – Friday 27th May

Monday 6th June – Monday 18th July

 

The half term period is from the 30th May – 3rd June. There  is a Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd May, when there will be no class.

It is possible to book extra sessions outside of these dates. If this is something that you would be interested in, please let me know.

I am planning to run a ‘Summer School’ during the summer holidays – the proposed date is during the final full week before the children return to school, Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August.

The focus will be on ensuring that the children are ready academically for the school year, introducing them to the new educational concepts that they will be tackling in their new year group, solving any particular issues of understanding that the children have and avoiding any dreaded ‘summer slide’ in the children’s academic ability. We would also aim to develop the children’s teamwork through a group project & various educational games and activities. Whether or not the class takes place is dependent on how many children are registered to take part, so if this is something that you are interested in, please let me know as soon as possible.

If you don't plan for your child to return next term; if you would like to alter your child’s study focus, or have any questions, please just email me or give me a call.

I look forward to seeing everybody in April!

Best Wishes,


Kate

 

 

Spring Term 2016

Dear Parents,

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year period. The new Education, By Kate term starts next week, on Monday 11th January. The Spring term dates are as follows:

 

Monday 11th January - Friday 12th February.

Monday 22nd February - Friday 25th March.

 

The half term period is from the 15th-19th of February, whilst the Easter break is from the 28th March – 8th April.

If you would like to book extra sessions outside of these dates, please let me know. I am aware that the date of Friday 25th March class may fall into the Easter holiday period for some schools & I am happy to re-arrange the session for another date or time, should it be necessary.

New to the classes this term is the library facility. A wide range of books are available - fictional & non-fictional, classic & modern & a reading record will be provided at the end of term. Children are welcome to borrow any book and I will also be providing recommendations based upon each child's ability & educational needs.

The aim of this facility is to develop each increase each child's vocabulary & knowledge and to develop their reading comprehension ability. It is not time limited, nor is it mandatory - you can opt in & out throughout the term & each child can take as long as they need to read their book.

If you don't plan for your child to return this term, or if you have any questions, please just email me or give me a call.

I look forward to seeing everybody next week!

Best Wishes,


Kate