Is it wrong to outsource a child’s learning to achieve in the classroom?

Date posted
05 Dec 2018

In 21st century living we have experienced innovative ideas and technological advancements to make our everyday lives easier, so why is it that, as parents, we have never been busier?

It feels that, as the goalposts have moved over the years, we are expected to succeed in all aspects of our lives. Meeting the high expectations in everything can feel like an impossible task, and can lead to stress for you and the whole family if these are not met.

As a result of this pressure, we are increasingly living in a service society. More and more families are outsourcing different aspects of their lives, such as housework, ironing, dog walking, online shopping and nursery care. The same can be said for education, with more and more parents relying on tutors to support their child’s education outside of the classroom.

The reasons for parents seeking tuition outside of the classroom are mixed. PARENTS’ COMMENTS:
“With all the targets teachers have to reach, is there enough individual time to support each pupil?”
“I don’t have the knowledge or confidence to know that what I’m teaching my child is correct.”
“I can’t keep my child engaged in what they’re doing.”
“I want to support my child at home with their education, but I don’t have the time because of work commitments.”

These are all valid reasons, and they can be hard for parents to admit, but there is no shame. We all want the best for our children’s education. This is why our tutors exist, and we supply our books to them, to support parents who want the best education for their child.

Why tutors and parents use our books?
Our books were first published 20-years ago to prepare children for their 11+ exams in English, maths, non-verbal and verbal- reasoning. Our books are not there to simply pass exams, they’re about building a strong foundation of knowledge at primary school age. Our ‘how-to’ approach supports children’s foundation of learning with over 100 titles of workbooks, testpacks and testbooks, from Year 3 to 7.

Our books gives parents and tutors a structure to work through to make sure there are no gaps in the child’s learning.

Take action!
Parents do not have to feel alone or worried about whether school is enough for their child to reach their full potential. Our books are ideal for children to excel.

There is no shame in asking for help when it comes to your child’s education. Parents should not be expected to have all the answers, especially with 21st century living getting in the way. We are here to enrich children’s education, for exam success and, most importantly, for their future.

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