A really important article from a colleague who runs a Kip McGrath centre in the North West of England. Would you leave your child with a person who has not been CRB checked, nor trained in educating children or without professional teacher training and Qualified Teacher Status. I know I wouldn’t but many parents do. Most assume that the person tutoring their child must be a qualified teacher to be able to offer tuition. They don’t have to be, and as important, they have compulsion to tell you they aren’t.

North West UK Tutors

Who is Tutoring your Child?

A report today published on the BBC website stated  that over 4,000 offenders, including rapists, paedophiles and drug dealers, applied to become teachers last year only to be rejected after checks.  The Criminal Records Bureau  requested this information to be released and worryingly it states that it has prevented 130,000 unsuitable people from working with children or vulnerable groups.  To read the rest of the article please click here.

One of our teachers atKip McGrath Urmston and Stretford brought this to my attention today and she has blogged about this on her own Kip McGrath Urmston Tutors blogsite and agreed to let me share.

CRB Checks and the Tutoring Industry

This is reassuring that the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) are doing their job efficiently in mainstream education in the UK and preventing these individuals working with children and vulnerable groups.

However, I…

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About sifish67

Co-owner of Kip McGrath Education Centres Ashford with wife Sally. Individualised learning programmes designed by fully qualified teachers with enhanced CRB checks. Providing quality education for 6-16 year olds who require tuition in maths, English, 11 , reading, comprehension, spelling and writing. Programmes are designed using a combination of books, worksheets and computer software which are exclusive to Kip McGrath Education Centres
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