The new classes have started so well this term I am absolutely delighted to welcome our new staff member Benji.

Benji is currently studying his A levels at Calday Grange Grammar School and recently joined me as my assistant. Never ever underestimate the vital role an assistant plays in supporting children’s learning. He is wise beyond his years and has a  a natural ability to explain, coach, support and steer children through their learning.  We are now in the fortunate position where individual children have opportunities for some 1-1 time with myself and Benji within the lesson. Each week we select children who we feel would benefit from that extra guidance and give help whenever misconceptions arise.

The children respond very well and love learning from him.  I am confident we are going to see amazing results by Christmas, with all children making excellent progress in all aspects of the 11 plus coursework.