Home and Online Primary Tuition in Taunton

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Because we only ever work with real UK teachers you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. We vet all 20,000+ tutors, and they are all DBS checked.

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Pair up with friends or other families to create a small tuition group of 2 or 3 or 4 children (no larger). Children should be of similar ages, abilities and ambitions. Easy set up for tuition fees to be shared automatically across your group. You can start and stop lessons, or change the size of your group, at any time. Learn more

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We're almost certain you will be happy with your choice of teacher, but if the first lesson is not a success, for whatever reason, you will not be charged for the lesson and we will immediately look to find you an alternative teacher.

A selection of Taunton Primary Tutors

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Sabrina R

Miss Sabrina R

Primary Tutor

Taunton


Subjects taught:
Primary, English, SATs, 11+, 13+, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) English Literature, Cardiff University. PGCE Secondary English, University of Bristol, Distinction.
Emma G

Miss Emma G

Primary Tutor

Taunton


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, SATs
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary (2022). BSc (Hons) Psychology (2019). Teaching English as a Foreign Language (2015).
Caroline F

Mrs Caroline F

Primary Tutor

Taunton


Subjects taught:
Primary, 11+, SATs, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary, Worcester University (2000). BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, First Class (1999).
Clare M

Miss Clare M

Primary Tutor

Taunton


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, SATs, Homeschool
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary, Institute of Education, UCL (2014). BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Manchester (2012).
Angela B

Miss Angela B

Primary Tutor

Taunton


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, SATs
Qualifications:
Qualified Teacher Status TES Institute (2016). BA (Hons) University of London (2009). Foundation Degree, University of London (2006).

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Primary Tuition

Primary school education in the UK is organised into blocks of years, called Key Stages. The Primary Years covers three Key Stages: The Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes all children aged 3 to 5 years, until the end of the Reception year. Key Stage 1 (KS1) includes all children aged 5 to 7, in Year 1 and Year 2. Key Stage 2 (KS2) includes all children aged 7 to 11, in Years 3 to Year 6.

The Primary National Curriculum

All Primary Schools teach the Primary National Curriculum, as well as Sex Education and Religious Education.

The National Curriculum is a set of standards and subjects used by schools to ensure that children learn the same content and are assessed to the same standards.

The subjects which are compulsory within the Primary National Curriculum in Primary Schools include English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music, Art and Design, Computing, PE (including swimming), Ancient and Modern Foreign Languages (at KS2 only).

Schools may also often choose to teach Citizenship, PSHE (personal, social and health education) and Modern Foreign Languages at KS1.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework that covers all children aged from birth to 5 and sets standards for their care, development and learning. For all Ofsted-registered early years providers including childminders, nurseries, pre-schools, schools and reception-aged classes in schools, it is mandatory to follow the EYFS.

The EYFS curriculum is split up into 7 areas of learning which often overlap. Of these 7 Areas of Learning there are 3 Prime Areas of Learning which are: Communication and Language Development, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The other 4 Specific Areas of Learning are: Literacy Development, Mathematical Development, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In addition to the 7 Areas of Learning the EYFS is also made up of the Characteristics of Effective Learning which underpin the different ways in which young children learn. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

Primary English

The National Curriculum for English in Key Stage 1 and 2 aims to ensure that all pupils reach a high standard of language and literacy by giving pupils a strong foundation in spoken and written language and encouraging pupils to build a love of literature through reading for enjoyment.

The English Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 is broken down into the following categories: Word Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing Transcription, Writing Composition, Handwriting, Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation.

Primary Maths

The National Curriculum for Maths in Key Stage 1 and 2 aims to equip pupils with the skills to solve problems by applying their maths knowledge to a wide variety of problems and breaking them down into multiple steps. It gives pupils the opportunity to become fluent in the core principles of maths so that they are able to develop conceptual understanding and rapid recall. The Maths curriculum also gives pupils the opportunity to develop their mathematical reasoning skills by following lines of enquiry, and developing arguments, justifications or proof, using maths language.

Primary Science

Through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Science education gives children the opportunity to more fully understand the world they live in, and how it may be shaped in the future. The Primary Curriculum for Science gives pupils the opportunity to develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. It helps pupils to understand nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry and questioning. The Primary Science Curriculum also ensures pupils develop the scientific knowledge required to understand science today, and it's uses and implications for the future.

The National Curriculum for Science in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) is as follows: Year One - Plants, Animals (including humans), Everyday Materials, Seasonal Changes. Year Two - Plants, Animals (including humans), Uses of Everyday Materials, Living Things and their Habitats.

The National Curriculum for Science in Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) is as follows: Year Three - Plants, Animals (including humans), Rocks, Light, Forces and Magnets.

The benefits of Primary tuition?

Classes in Primary Schools are generally of mixed abilities and are often large, around 30 pupils. Even the most gifted teacher will struggle to appeal to the needs of each individual in the class at all times. Generally the quiet and well-behaved pupil, who is getting on OK, may not receive the attention that those at the top or the bottom of the class will.

A tutor is able to provide direct one-to-one tuition, with the focus needed to help an individual progress quickly to reach their potential. A tutor can help develop a child's confidence and motivation in their school work and learning. A tutor can offer academic support to a child, if they have missed out on some of their learning, whether through illness or absence. A tutor can provide academic challenge for a gifted child, if they do not find this at their school. A tutor can also help a child develop the right exam technique, so that they are able to show their best in a pressured exam situation.

Tuition with a qualified Primary teacher at your home in Taunton costs from £46.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified Primary teacher costs from £40.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and Primary tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced Primary teachers in Taunton, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our Primary teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a Primary tutor coming to your home in Taunton to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the Primary tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the Primary tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the Primary tutor is required to travel to your home, in Taunton. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your Primary tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your Primary tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of Primary tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group Primary tuition in Taunton depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Taunton schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Taunton (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Taunton primary school performance:

The Taunton area has 37 primary schools (one of the top being Parkfield Primary School with 27% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The quality of teaching is not good and too variable. As a result, pupils do not make enough progress by the time they leave the school. ”

The Taunton local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 9% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Taunton secondary school performance:

The Taunton area has 16 secondary schools (one of the top being The Castle School with 57% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“This is an outstanding school. It maintainsthe many areas of excellence reported at the previous inspection. It has subsequently improved its performance highly successfully, raising standards, improving students' achievement and significantly strengthening the relatively weaker areas identified then. Key characteristics of the school are students' independence, self confidence and excellent understanding of their own learning, all notable improvements from the previous report when these were weaker aspects.”

The Taunton local authority has an average of 39% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 96% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Taunton Ofsted ratings:

69% of Taunton schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 4 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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