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Wellbeing for Education Return Programme
As schools across the country are preparing to fully re-open again for the new academic year the government has announced an 8 million pound backed programme which will provide schools and colleges the resources needed to support their staff and students with the emotional impacts of Coronavirus. The programme will be led by trained mental health professionals and experts and made available from September. 
Children Summer Reading
Summer is a great time for students to pick up and get lost in a fabulous book! 
 
Here we have listed some books that promise an exciting read for students around year 5 and year 6. These books will also help boost students' vocabulary! 
 
Happy reading! 
Developing your child's writing skills
One reason many parents come to us for tuition is to help develop their child's writing skills. Writing forms a part of the English curriculum for all year groups and schools focus on grammar, creativity and different writing styles and techniques to help children build their skills in writing. 
 
Helping children enjoy and develop a flair for writing early on will lay the foundations for later years when they will be expected to use more sophisticated language and writing techniques and write longer pieces at school, such as essays. However, writing is by no means limited to the school environment, most people will need to use writing skills in their daily lives, whether that includes writing an email, a letter or a CV. 
11 Plus preperation

11 Plus Preperation 

For those students preparing for the 11 Plus in September the summer will be a crucial time to prepare for the entrance exams ahead. Most students who are entering year 6 in September and planning on sitting 11 Plus exams have not been attending school as usual since the end of March so will naturally be anxious about the upcoming tests and how to best prepare. But with preparation and the right approach to tackling the exam the 11 Plus process doesn't need to be a stressful experience. 
Homeschooling

Win one week free at our Summer Club 

You may have seen on Facebook last week that we are running a competition with a prize of one week's free placement for one lucky winner at our summer club in our private tuition centre in the Arcade in Bedford. Our summer club is offered to students aged 5-16 and runs Mondays to Fridays throughout summer. The days consist of exceptional tuition in the core subjects, tailored to a student's individual needs as well as fun and educational activities such as drama, arts and crafts, creative writing, and science experiments. 
Rewarding good behaviour in the classroom
In classrooms it is often the case that students' poor behaviour is recognised and rewarded with instant attention. This can fuel said behaviour and even encourage it because students who display poor behaviour repeatedly are often met with lower expectations to do well from their teachers, a reputation for being 'naughty' and often also admired for this 'naughty' badge from peers. This can serve as a form of recognition for students who, for different reasons, are acting up in class. Those students who are working quietly and diligently are often overpowered by this type of behaviour and the great work these students do can go unnoticed. 
National Tutoring Programme
The government recently announced a National Tutoring Programme to support disadvantaged students who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme will make high-quality tuition available to state-maintained primary and secondary schools across the country, helping students who have missed out most on their learning as a result of school closures. 
 
 
 
Developments in schools reopening
With plans for a wider opening of schools where all primary school children would return before the summer break now having been scrapped by the government some children won't be back at school until September, at the very earliest. 
 
After the initial reopening of schools at the beginning of the month saw reception, year 1 and year 6 children return to school, the government had plans for a wider reopening with further primary year groups as well as some secondary pupils able to return to school this academic year. These plans are now not materialising in the way ministers first announced. 
 
 
 
Summer Club Bedford 2020

Private Tuition Summer School 

As many schools have now reopened for certain primary year groups and some secondary year groups are set to go back to school on 15th June, life is slowly starting to return to some form of normality for many children. However, with schools having been closed for well over two months and many students still not back at school, a lot of parents are worried about their children missing out on valuable education and falling behind academically. Other parents are having to think about preparing their child for upcoming entrance exams such as the 11 Plus on top of their usual education. Whatever the situation may be, we are excited to be able to offer academic help to families during these difficult times and with our centre now reopened we are excited to also offer our Marvellous Minds Summer School in addition to our regular classes. 
Join Marvellous Minds Tuition, Bedford
With some year groups going back to school next week and others set to follow in a couple of weeks, we are seeing an increase in enquiries from parents who are looking for tuition support for their children. This is commonly to help those students who have struggled with homeschooling and perhaps fallen behind where they should be or lost motivation for their studies. Other parents are looking for help to ensure their child can quickly catch up when back at school and many parents are now starting to either think about, or step up, preparation for entrance exams such as the 11 plus. Regardless of the reason for seeking tuition, we are here to help. 
 
As of next week we will be continuing to offer our online timetable of classes as well as resuming in-house classes at our centre. If you are interested in enrolling your child with us we would usually recommend the steps outlined below. 
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