GroundMark Learning’s involvement with Home Educators started a few years ago when we were contacted by some Home-Educating parents to help support them with teaching Mathematics to a small group made up of their own children.
The group was an instant success and we have since worked closely with the parents to ensure that the support, teaching and resources have continually evolved to meet their children’s learning and social needs.
Following the success of the initial group we have been invited to work with other groups and now deliver Mathematics and English to a number of groups comprised of children from across Coventry and Warwickshire with ages ranging from 9 to 15. We are currently looking to extend the offer to GCSE Science.
The maximum number within a group is six and we take great care in ensuring that the group structure is right for the children and parents. We offer free taster sessions to anyone interested in starting a new group or joining an existing group (we will always consult with existing group members if someone is interested in joining their group).
The sessions are delivered at our Leamington or Coventry centre and run for either 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
Our first and foremost aim is to make the children feel relaxed and comfortable and to give them work which will help to build their confidence. Once they feel comfortable and confident they will want to learn and we will always let them dictate the pace at which they are ready to learn.
Although most children settle in to a group straight away we appreciate that some children may be anxious when they first start. For this reason, whilst the maximum size of the group is kept to 6 we have extra desks at each centre, which allows some parents to initially sit in with their child in order to help them settle. At the Leamington centre there is a reception area and at the Coventry centre there is a separate kitchen area where parents can wait if they wish to give the reassurance of being close at hand.
We have a large variety of resources available for KS2, KS3 and GCSE including: textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, a photocopier/printer and an overhead projector so can always find appropriate resources for each child.
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