With the success of Elevate Eleven tutoring and Elevate Life #BeOK programmes for wellbeing, we have joined forces to create this new learning support course. Alongside English and Maths tuition, we teach strategies for wellbeing and give tips to support the transition to secondary school.
Who are we?
Elevate Horizons has been developed by Lizzie Wayland (former Assistant Head and Year 6 teacher) and Anita Hill (Elevate Eleven tutoring services). Our tutors all work in schools, are Enhanced DBS checked and have experience of working with primary and secondary school children.
For Year 5s and 6s, continuing into Year 7
Tuesdays – Thames Ditton Junior School
Thursdays – Refresh, East Molesey and The Claygate Centre, Elm road
This includes a combination of consolidation of maths and English content and tips on ‘how to engage with learning’. These tips are particularly useful for pupils in preparation for secondary school and especially for those with dyslexia and ADHD. Some of the content has been derived from our dyslexia course that we delivered in a local secondary school.
Since the pandemic, the transition from primary to secondary education – an already tricky time – has been even more difficult. This part of the course is interactive and creative and covers areas such as ‘making new friends’, the ‘primary-secondary differences’ and ‘turning worries around’ by addressing the ‘what if?’ scenarios.
Our Transition course has been run in local schools and also as an ‘outside’ course during 2021. The aim is for this course to continue throughout year 7, to support learning and homework.
Activities include those on how to combat anxiety through breathing, mindfulness, journalling and many more ideas to promote wellbeing and ‘happiness’. Some of these fun activities are to be continued at home and become a ‘new way of life’, which helps to develop resilience.
A sense of camaraderie and ‘we’re all in this together’ helps develop confidence, communication and socialisation. Children mix in an environment that isn’t school and make new friends.
If you have any questions, please contact Lizzie on E11horizons@gmail.com.