Thank you for enrolling your child/ren with us. We look forward to supporting them with their learning and helping them to gain the confidence they need to overcome challenges in the classroom and with their homework. We hope your child/ren will further develop their social skills through our multisensory teaching approach. We encourage you to speak to other parents/carers whilst your child/ren is/are taking part in the session. It’s a great way to share experiences, learning techniques and challenges.

Please note due to the current covid-19 restrictions which are subject to be changed at any time, we are following government guidelines and working in line with the school and will adapt accordingly.

Where possible, as much notice will be provided if there are any changes.

Subjects

  • Primary: maths and English may be combined in one session, however this will depend on the individual
  • Secondary: one subject per session (60/90 minutes). Science is available for secondary students, (one hour) and currently subject to specific days and times.

Session times and dates

One hour and 1.5-hour sessions are available. 1.5 hours is suitable for those learners who would benefit from spending more than an hour but struggle to focus for two full hours. If your child/ren is/are studying both maths and

English (at primary level), this session would allow both subjects to be covered with a sufficient amount of time allocated to both subjects.

CHESHUNT (GOFFS ACADEMY) ROMFORD (MARKS GATE COMMUNITY CENTRE)
Monday (hourly sessions)

4:15 pm – 5:15pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday (hourly sessions)

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday (hourly sessions)

9:15 am – 10:15 am

9:30 am – 10:30 am

9:45 am – 10:45 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

10:15 am – 11:15 am

10:30 am – 11:30 am

10:45 am – 11:45 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Monday (1.5-hour session)

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Saturday (1.5-hour session)

9:30 am – 11:00 am

10:00 am – 11:30 am

 

1 hour session cost: £60.00 (£15.00 per session) due on the fourth session of your block booking (block booking is four sessions).

1.5 hour session cost: £90.00 (£22.50 per session) due on the fourth session of your block booking (block booking is four sessions).

 

Software to support learning

Doodle Learning Apps

 We use Doodle English, Spell, Maths and Tables to support students (up to KS3) with their learning. A Doodle login is issued to all students at the start of term and is a core part of their learning programme. The software generates personalised learning programmes tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of your child/ren and is designed to enhance teaching and learning.

Supporting activities are added before sessions to enable your child to complete tasks prior to their session. Activities are easier to understand in the child as they have practiced beforehand. If necessary, further activities are added to support the child at home to support their development and understanding of the topic.

Logins are available to purchase to enable students to continue to learn at home, this is highly recommended and is essential to our teaching approach. Doodle is extremely beneficial for students, providing daily opportunities to work on strengths and weaknesses (activities are around 10 minutes per day) and learn new topics. Additional work is added to support difficult areas. We often run Doodle competitions (prizes for top Doodlers) to encourage students to log in at home and complete additional activities.

Platforms: The Doodle apps can be downloaded on Android, iOS (and Amazon devices).

Cost: £30.00 per student. Your child’s log in will be valid for one year / deactivated if your child withdraws.

 

MathsWatch

MathsWatch is an online platform. Producers of the resource are all highly experienced teachers. Every clip has real exam questions for students to work through.

Platforms: accessible via the website, fully responsive (adapts to any screen size) and works on most mobiles and tablets and desktops.

Cost: £30.00 per student. Your child’s log in will be valid for one year / deactivated if your child withdraws.

  • Enrolment Fee (£20.00)

This includes a personalised learning programme, resources and set up on Doodle (for classroom use). 

  • Fees (due at the start of the session)

 

YOUR CHILD WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE PRIOR TO THE SESSION.

All bookings are charged in blocks of four (£60.00), payable every four weeks (on the last session of my block booking), part payment is not accepted. If your final block booking during the month of June consists of five weeks you will be required to make a payment for five sessions. If you have any difficulties with payments, please inform us immediately.

The block booking payment system (£60 for four sessions)

Payment is due every four weeks.

It is your responsibility to check when payment is due.

The Fees/Booking Card is my proof of payment and includes dates of my child/ren’s paid sessions.

 

Discounts

A discount of £10.00 is available if payments are made termly. Full payment must be made at the start of every term on the first session. Please ask for more details. If your child enrols mid term, you may make multiple block payments, however discounts are not applicable.

 

Term Number of Sessions Full Cost

(1 hour session)

Discounted Price

(1 hour session)

Full Cost

(1.5 hour session)

Discounted Price

(1.5 hour session)

Autumn Term             14 / 15 £210.00* / £225.00 £200.00* / £215.00 £315.00* / £337.50 £305.00* / £327.50
Spring Term 11 / 12 / 13 £165.00* / £180.00* / £195.00 £155.00* / £170.00*

/ £185.00

£247.50* / £270.00*

/ £292.50*

£237.50* / £260.00*

/ £282.50*

Summer Term 12 / 13 / 14 £180.00* / £180.00*

/ £210.00

£170.00* / £170.00*

/ £200.00

£270.00* / £292.50*

/ £315.00

£260.00* / £282.50*

£305.00

 

* Excludes Half Term session

 

Sibling Discounts

There is a £5.00 discount available for three siblings.

 

Payments

We accept all methods of payment. A £2.50 administration fee is applicable for card transactions/payments

 

Referrals

One free session will be rewarded for every student enrolment. The new student must complete one full block booking (four sessions). The date of the free session will be allocated to you by a member of staff. It must be taken within the term and will not be carried forward.

 

Late/part payment charges**

If payment is late or paid in part, a charge of £10.00 per week is applicable.

 

Refunds**

There are no refunds for missed sessions.

 

Withdrawals

One week’s notice must be given if you wish to withdraw your child. Catch up sessions must be completed within a four week period from the date of the missed session, no refunds will be issued. 

 

Attendance

A Love2Shop gift card to the value of £5.00 will be awarded to students who have attended a full term of sessions (without missing sessions / completing catch up sessions). This will be presented during the last session of each term. This incentive runs throughout the year, students may claim the reward up to three times up to the value of £15.00. The incentive may be rolled over at the end of each term, provided attendance remains at 100%, rewards can be claimed at the end of two or three complete terms (£10.00 and £15.00). Alternatively, £5.00 rewards can be rolled over to the end of the year and total reward will be topped up to £20.00 (this option is only available if each reward is carried forward from the first term). This gift card may not be exchanged for money, an alternative gift card, or used to cover session costs.

 

Feedback after sessions (enhanced COVID-19 measures)

To protect you and our teachers, verbal contact will be kept to a minimum. Your child will be accompanied to the main entrance once they have finished their session. You will be informed of the activities your child has completed during the session. Detailed feedback on your child’s progress (minimum: every four sessions) is available through an appointment by phone/video call. To help us keep the service running smoothly, please arrive five minutes before the session ends and wait outside the school entrance. If you wish to discuss a matter in more detail, please arrange this with a member of staff, prior to the session.

 

Late arrival

Learners must arrive on time for their session. Students should aim to arrive five minutes before the start of the session to avoid any delays. It is in your child’s interest to arrive on time to ensure they receive the full session time. Latecomers will be permitted to join the remainder of their session, however the session time will end at the normal time.

 

Late collection / pick up of your child/ren

If you are late collecting your child/ren a charge of £15.00 (payable per 15 minutes) to cover the costs of childcare and staffing.

 

Missed / catch up sessions

If your child/ren misses a session, a catch up must be booked within four weeks (from the following week, after the absence). It is your responsibility to arrange this with a member of staff.

There are no refunds for missed sessions, your child has up to four weeks to rebook an alternative catch-up session

 

Changes to services

Fees, services and promotional offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn (a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice will be provided). Fees will not be varied during a course or other service in progress.

 

Personal belongings

You/learners are responsible for personal belongings. Private Tuition Specialists will not accept any responsibility for lost or damaged items.

 

Certificates

Certificates are awarded on the last session of every term for effort and achievement. 

 

Holidays  

The centre runs in line with the school term dates. The service will be closed for Christmas, Easter and Bank Holiday Monday in May which falls during half term. Notice for missing these sessions must be given one week prior (or earlier) and authorised in order for a pre-paid session to be carried forward. If notice is not given the missed session must be booked as a catch up. Sessions running during half terms are subject to student numbers and dependent on Goffs Academy opening times. If your child/ren wishes to attend during half term and the session is cancelled, the session will be carried over to the following week.

 

Half term absence

A minimum of one week’s notice is required for my child to be absent without charge for one session (check with location); in October, February and May half terms or a session fee will apply. The service running during half terms is subject to student numbers.

 

Official Letters

If proof of attendance and/or progress is requested, an administration charge of £15 is applicable. Any such requests are subject to approval and at the discretion of management.

 

Full diagnostic assessments

Diagnostic assessments (for dyslexia and dyspraxia) are available for an additional charge and are subject to availability. Please speak to a member of staff for further information.

 

Building access (enhanced COVID-19 measures)

 

Cheshunt (Goffs Academy)

There is no internal access to the building for parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are not permitted to spectate classes inside the school. Please ensure your child arrives on time for their session; they may enter the school building and classroom once they arrive.

 

Romford (Marks Gate)

 

Parents/guardians may wait in the communal areas whilst their child/ren attends the session.

 

Return from abroad (enhanced COVID-19 measures)

If you have recently travelled abroad, please check the government guidelines and inform us immediately.

 

Health and safety (enhanced COVID-19 measures)

Students are required to use the hand sanitiser before entering the classroom, face masks are optional. Teachers and students will be required to remain at a safe distance from each other. Equipment (including electronic devices) will be sanitised before and after each use. We recommend students bring in their own stationery (including headphones and a stylus pen). If your child is unwell, you will be contacted and they will be requested to leave the session immediately.

 

 

Pick up / Drop off (enhanced COVID-19 measures) 

Learners must arrive on time for their session. Students should aim to arrive five minutes before the start of the session to avoid any delays. All students will be required to sign in on arrival.

 

Sessions are drop in and are subject to availability. If you would prefer for your child to attend at a specific time or day please make us aware during enrolment, we will do our utmost to accommodate your requirements and reserve your child’s place.

 

Medical and toilet assistance (enhanced COVID-19 measures)

Cheshunt (Goffs Academy) – toilets are only available to staff and students.

 

Romford (Marks Gate) – facilities are available for use.

 

We recommend your child uses the facilities before commencing the session to avoid any disruption to themselves or others. If your child/ren has/have medical/toilet needs, it is compulsory that you remain at the on site (in the car park). Due to safeguarding, staff will not be able to accompany your child/ren to use the facilities.

 

Make it Right

We are committed to ensuring your child receives the best teaching support possible and that you, as a parent and/or carer receive a high standard of service. Meeting and exceeding expectations is extremely important to us. If you/your child/ren is/are not satisfied with the service, let us know and we’ll make it right.

Cheshunt (Goffs Academy)