Why is the age of 8 so important to my child’s academic development?


Is 8 the magic number? Around the age of 8 children are experiencing one of the biggest changes in their academic development. Dr Michelle Anthony (PhD) an advisor, columnist, and feature writer for Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine says: “They move from being pre-schoolers into middle childhood, from a life dominated by fantasy to one […]

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When I first joined Smart 11+, I was amazed at how eager the children were to learn. I think the relationship between the staff and pupils is what is special about Smart 11+. We all genuinely care about the pupils and we go above and beyond to help them in their learning. […]

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I am always amazed at how enthusiastic the children are to learn when they come to Smart 11+. As a qualified teacher, working in a mainstream school during the week, I find coming in and working here is such an incredibly positive contrast. Children at Smart 11+ love coming and that is shown through our […]

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I started working as a primary school teacher in 2004, specialising in teaching 7-11 year olds. I have been both a Class Teacher and a Senior Tutor at Smart 11+. Our focus is on delivering the curriculum with enthusiasm and dynamism, aiming to encourage and empower each child’s intrinsic desire for self improvement. I am […]

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I chose to join Smart 11+ Tuition because from the moment I walked in I could see an amazing culture of enthusiasm, support and care. It is a small family business and pupils are treated as individuals and are encouraged to enjoy the learning process. The result is fantastic outcomes and high achievement. […]

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