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The historic times we live in

The historic times we live in

This past week has seen a General Election, held in the UK for the first time since 12th December, 2019. The Conservative Party had been in Government since May 2010; in excess of 14 years. The Political commentators stated that, “14 years is a long time in politics.”...

Post Covid, the homeschool revolution gains pace

Post Covid, the homeschool revolution gains pace

Since starting Kip McGrath Derby South in 2011, Sue & Dave, have always welcomed a number of young people who are electively homeschooled. i.e. Parents have taken an informed decision and chosen to take their child out of full-time mainstream school and...

When are the SATS and GCSE exams in 2024?

When are the SATS and GCSE exams in 2024?

It’s approaching the important time of the 2023/24 academic year when UK-wide school examinations take place at both Primary & Secondary levels. Sue & Dave know that students and parents are focused on this period, as it can have such an important bearing on...

Never Heard of Kip McGrath?

Never Heard of Kip McGrath?

Kip McGrath Education Centres provide professional tutoring services to children across various locations worldwide, including the UK. Centres specialize in English and maths tuition and cater to children of all abilities, aged 5 to 18, from those who are struggling...

The New School Year, 2024

The New School Year, 2024

The holiday season has ended; the last remnants of tinsel are packed away and students across the region have returned to school after the Christmas break. While the idea of trading cosy pyjamas for school uniforms might not be met with overwhelming enthusiasm, the...

What price is an amazing Maths teacher?

What price is an amazing Maths teacher?

There’s general acceptance in education that Maths teachers are a breed apart. School-based maths departments are filled with a plethora of larger-than-life characters who are all exceptionally good at maths. For some, that love of numbers (and lots of more modern...

Does my child need a tutor?

Does my child need a tutor?

Given our combined 50-plus years of working in education; we are consistently presented with this question by parents. We feel compelled to share our response via this blog. Tutoring Tutoring is a modern (21st Century) invention. In recent years, as schools have moved...

The Coronation of King Charles III

The Coronation of King Charles III

Sue & Dave feel it would be irresponsible not to make reference to the biggest single event to take place in their lifetimes. We wanted to draw your attention to the event (The Coronation of King Charles III) planned to take place on a special day in May 2023. The...

Encourage my child to read

Encourage my child to read

Since Sue & Dave opened Kip McGrath Derby South in October 2011 they have recognised the power harnessed by every child who is able to read fluently. In educational terms, the ability to read proficiently cannot be underestimated. Encouraging a reluctant and...

Kip McGrath Derby South’s 1,000th student

Kip McGrath Derby South’s 1,000th student

Kip McGrath - the beginning. When Sue & Dave began with Kip McGrath in 2011, they didn’t set out with grand plans to help 1,000 or more students to do better in school. Being able to help some local children realise their true potential was a sufficiently worthy...

Kip McGrath take the scary out of learning

Kip McGrath take the scary out of learning

With the imminent celebration of Halloween, and its' scary themes, it's the right time to explain how Kip McGrath Derby South are able to take the scary out of your child’s learning! Professional English and Maths learning without the fright-inducing scariness! Some...

Women’s Euro 2022 Final at Wembley

Women’s Euro 2022 Final at Wembley

Sitting on the tube, excitement filled me as I got closer! For the first time ever, I would get to see the Lionesses play in real life, against Germany in the Euro Finals! Arriving at Wembley Way it was the best atmosphere I had ever experienced. It was incredible;...

Tuition at Kip; it’s always about the child

Tuition at Kip; it’s always about the child

When Sue & Dave started Kip McGrath Derby South in October 2011, they had already researched a number of local education businesses, to find the one they considered to be the best fit. The most important criteria for tuition at Kip was always to “give the best for...

The Primary to Secondary School Transition

The Primary to Secondary School Transition

The transition from primary school to secondary school for children can be one of their most exciting times, but also can be quite daunting too.  The best way to ensure your child has the best experience during this time is to work together with both primary and...

Kip McGrath Derby South Pen-Pals

Kip McGrath Derby South Pen-Pals

At Kip McGrath Derby South, we’re proud to be part of an International Education business, helping children do better in school; not only in the UK, but in 15 English speaking countries around the world. We’ve had a pen-pal scheme running with the Kip McGrath Centre...

Kip McGrath Derby South honour Thando

Kip McGrath Derby South honour Thando

During the Summer of 2021, a devastating accident took the life of Thando Ndlovu. We shared this grief with his family both at the time and subsequently. Thando was a young man, full of the best things in life and looking ahead excitedly to what his future held for...

What, you want to leave Kip? Really?

What, you want to leave Kip? Really?

Over the last 10 years, Dave and Sue at Kip McGrath Derby South have thoroughly enjoyed helping students realise their full potential. Never in that time did we think that some students would enjoy the experience so much that they wouldn't want to leave. We have been...

How has your recent Parents Evening made you feel?

How has your recent Parents Evening made you feel?

Parents Evening Time Derby City Schools have recently held Parents Evenings for most children. The purpose of Parents Evenings is to inform you how your son or daughter has been progressing with the academic studies they have been following. Your child may be compared...

Kip Easter Competition Winners announced

Kip Easter Competition Winners announced

Over the Easter period we ran 2 competitions for all of our students; one open to everyone; the other restricted to age 8 and under. We are really pleased that everyone had a go and engaged fully with the fun. The Under 8's competition was to count the number of...

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