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7+ entrance to selective prep schools - webinar with Adam D'Souza and Mel Ingle

We're back to lockdown once again, so The Commons ' series of lockdown webinars returns, looking at 7+ entrance to academically selective prep schools. Live broadcast will be on Friday 5 February at 11am , with a recording available afterwards for registered parents. If you are considering the indep...
Forum: Schools
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Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:25 pm

Webinar: schools and entrance after Covid-19

Following very positive feedback from parents about our webinar series on 11+ senior school transitions, I am hosting another episode about  education after Covid-19.  If your son or daughter will be stepping up to senior school in the next couple of years, this webinar should give food for thought....
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:18 pm

Room or flat to rent in SW London

Hello neighbours, my very good friend Diana, an extremely talented photographer and art director, is looking to move into SW London. As she is self-employed, she has struggled with letting agents but has excellent references from previous places. Does anyone have a flat or room that they are looking...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:51 pm

Lockdown Library – Autumn reading challenge for eager beavers

The nights are drawing in, and we’re all stuck indoors after school… a perfect time for eager beavers to get into a great book and become a published journalist on The Commons' new project: Lockdown Library . All children from the NappyValleyNet area are welcome to join in. The aim of our Lockdown L...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:30 pm

Re: Child Psychologist for Anger Issues?

Another person worth considering is Jessica Narowlansky at the Grow Fellowship. I have worked with them as a teacher. Extremely knowledgeable and very caring. https://www.growfellowship.org/about-us

 
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Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:49 am

Looking for extra-curricular clubs for bored boy age 7

One of my students (a boy age 7) has very few extra-curricular activities from school, and he is getting a bit bored doing the same old within his class bubble. I'd like to recommend some activities to socialise with other kids his age – sports, creative, outdoorsy. Are there any clubs still accepti...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 2
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Continuity of education during Covid webinar - Thursday 8 October

Following very positive feedback from parents about our webinar series on school transitions, I am hosting another episode about continuity of learning during Covid-19 . For families whose children have entrance exams coming up, we will review the changes schools are making, and share tips on home-s...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:45 pm

Re: Emmanuel School and Ibstock Place

Hi HulaHoops, I have worked with lots of families applying to both these schools. As with all things schools, it depends! If your daughter is quite outgoing and socially mature then Ibstock might suit her well. The headmistress has quite a 'formidable' reputation and has pursued a deliberate policy ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:02 am

Re: School educational consultants? Advisors?

For Surrey, the person you ought to contact is Mel Ingle at Ingle Education. She is based in Wimbledon and knows all the SW London and Surrey schools like the back of her hand. I am a tutor and have worked quite a bit with Mel: I always find her practical, sensible and good-humoured in her advice to...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:57 am

Dyslexia and the 11+ webinar for parents

Following very positive feedback from parents about our webinar series on 11+ senior school transitions, I am hosting another episode about dyslexia and the 11+ . If your son or daughter has a dyslexia diagnosis, or you are unsure about whether your child might have some additional learning needs, t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:22 pm

11+ or 13+ senior school transition? Webinar for parents

Following very positive feedback from parents about our first webinar about boys and the 11+ , I am hosting another about senior school transitions at 11+ or 13+ . For children at prep schools looking to go to boarding school, senior school transition is still between Year 8 and Year 9. But the tren...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Tue May 05, 2020 12:49 pm

11+ in January 2021 - what to expect

SW London schools are still planning on running 11+ exams in January 2021. My colleague Mel, our London education consultant, has had lots of emails about it, so we have prepared a blog for parents about what to expect with the 11+ in January 2021. Vital reading for parents with kids in Year 5!! htt...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Fri May 01, 2020 10:27 am

Re: When do I need to pay an independent school fee deposit?

Hi chocolatecake, If by a year in September you mean September 2021, then you won’t need to pay a confirmation deposit just yet. Usually this is due in the March before entry, before the state school offers drop. (The idea is that this identifies who the serious ones are, and who is hedging their be...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:02 pm

The 11+ for boys: free webinar for parents

Back in the days of Enid Blyton’s “lashings of ginger beer”, sorting out senior school was all very straightforward. Girls went to day schools at 11, and boys went off to board at 13. Now, the London educational landscape is very different. However, that tradition of boys boarding out of town means ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:41 am

11+ and 7+ school entrance tutors needed

Hello neighbours, The Commons, my Clapham-based tutoring organisation, is growing. I am looking for more caring and inspiring tutors with school teaching experience  to join us. Is this you, or do you know a great self-employed tutor in the local area, please? https://thecommonslondon.com/join-the-c...
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:29 pm