Head Start has been established as an institution for over 20 years and has over forty years practical experience of 11/12+ examinations and procedures. Our 11+ pass rate is always exceptionally high and we are committed to achieving excellent results. Our students have the benefit of working from our own specially designed and written test papers and course material.
Head Start has always been at the cutting edge of new learning techniques. The Head Start team has the ability to implement the most advanced teaching methods at its disposal whenever appropriate.
Edu-Kinesiology is the technique that we specialize in. ‘Edu-Kinesiology’ or ‘Brain Gym’ is a group of activities which help our nervous system, and hence the rest of our body and mind, to work more efficiently and effectively. The activities have the effect of removing ‘learning blocks’ hence increasing ability, while decreasing stress and frustration.
‘Brain Gym’ exercises encourage ‘whole brain learning’, which helps better functioning. You can do ‘Brain Gym’ exercises anywhere – at home, in the car, in the classroom, in or before an exam – and whenever you want to improve your childs’ performance.
Learning becomes easier and quicker, the brain works better and can control the rest of the body more effectively. Pupils don’t have to concentrate so hard and learning new facts and skills can become enjoyable. Pupils can perform activities that they never thought were possible.
At Head Start we are devoted to the aim of meeting your childs’ specific needs. Due to the small class sizes, your child is given individual attention whenever it is needed. Furthermore it is our job to identify your childs’ every individual need and address them accordingly.
At Head Start we value parental contribution highly. No one knows your child better than yourself. By passing the knowledge you have of your child on to us, we can get to know your child better and hence implement the most appropriate teaching techniques tailored to their specific needs. We enjoy a superb collaborative relationship with all parents. As a parent we are happy to talk to you about any concerns you may have. At the end of most of our phases we have parent meeting giving you a chance to talk to the tutors to discuss progress and view your child's work.
On our Summer Schools we have ‘parent open days’ and an official presentation at the end of the week to acknowledge you childs’ efforts and achievements.
Head Start is of course committed to achieving exceptional results. However we believe most importantly, that the children must enjoy the entire learning experience. It is not our style to make your child study rigorously at a desk, without a break. We realise that children have a limited attention span when it comes to learning, and in order to want to work hard they must get the chance to play hard.
At break times we offer a number of different activities for the children ranging from sports to more quiet interests. We are lucky enough at Head Start to have staff that are qualified in a variety of different activities including football, athletics, cricket, dancing and drama. Despite the atmosphere being conducive to work at Head Start, it is also a very social atmosphere, where the children get a chance to meet different people and make new friends.