Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Schoolchildren taught ‘tick-box’ poetry” Sir Andrew Motion

I read this article in The Times last week and it resonated with my own thoughts. I have been increasingly worried with the senior English students I see at Kip McGrath Ashford, not with them, but how the English curriculum … Continue reading

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Being a Teacher! (part1)

In my previous blog I highlighted the question “Is your child’s tutor qualified to teach?” The feedback I received came in two broad categories; those that had made the assumption that every tutor was a qualified teacher, and those that … Continue reading

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Are you qualified to teach my child?

Sally and I have run our Kip McGrath centre in Ashford for nearly eight years, and the question at the top of my blog has only been asked by a handful of parents in that time. In a way, I’m … Continue reading

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