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My son is having trouble with reading skills and comprehension and he’s falling behind in school. Can you please help get him back on track?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

At Kip McGrath Gateshead East, we specialise in improving reading skills and comprehension. Starting with a reading age test to benchmark where your child is in their own reading skills and using the results of his reading age test, we create an individual learning plan to improve both his reading and comprehension skills.

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I’m told my child is one of the gifted children in her class but she still struggles at school. Can you help her?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

Gifted and talented children are identified as having the potential to excel or develop skills significantly beyond children of a similar age, yet they can still desperately need extra help.

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Will one to one tuition or group work be best for my child?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

At Kip McGrath Gateshead East, we give every child individual support within small groups of 4/5 because this has been proven over many years to work best for our students.

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Is extra tuition for looked after children affordable?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

Looked after children have an entitlement to a Personal Education Allowance (PEAs) which can be used for extra tuition at Kip McGrath Education Centre Gateshead East. This will give them some stability and improve their life chances by helping them achieve their full potential.

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How can I help my child at school?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

Parental support is 8 times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class. Parental support is 8 times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class according to The Campaign for Learning. As a time-served teacher with over 15 years of experience at the chalk-face I offer below some…

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Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

The transition from primary school to secondary school for children can be one of their most exciting times but also can be quite daunting too.  They may have heard tales of heads being flushed down toilets and older children taking their bus fare from them etc. The best way to ensure your child has the…

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How can I afford the extra tuition costs?

Carol Julia and three Kip McGrath students proudly holding their achievement trophies

Working parents or carers can get 70% of tuition costs paid by Child Tax Credits, or via salary sacrifice schemes at work. Parents or carers in receipt of benefits should talk to the child’s school about pupil premium allocation.

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"5* for everything! my child is now doing excellent in school thanks to kip mcgrath.

my child is also now in the top set for English at school.
The staff are amazing too, they explain everything so its easy to understand fully and its all tailored to your child."

Rachel Wilson