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Teacher Blog: Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of our Teacher Blog, bringing together our community. This is a place for you to catch up with Katie Jayne news, to read discussions and articles about education related topics and a chance to have a moment of self-reflection with our guest counsellor article.

Just a teaser – we have exciting news linked to a recent award we have just won! Take a look at our article below for more details.

Do write to us and get involved, we would love to hear your comments and share your items with our community. Feel free to send us photographs or video content of your lessons…or perhaps you are passionate about a topic and would like to write an article for others to read. Share your experiences within a community that always helps to support its young learners, this blog is for you.

You know the email address info@katiejayne.co.uk so drop us a line. In the meantime, enjoy this edition.


It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for, we at Katie Jayne Tutors are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated winners of the 2020 Parent and Baby Awards! Katie Jayne Tutors made it into the Award Winners for the category of…

Most Outstanding Private Tutoring Service in Surrey

First and foremost, an absolutely huge THANK YOU to all of you, our wonderful tutors who have made this happen. You are among the best tutors in our area. Our parents, children and myself really appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Especially this year when life has been so very different for us all, our tutors –  YOU, have been a steadfast, calming influence on our students and have given our parents the peace of mind in knowing that you are taking care of their child’s education. So THANK YOU- this is for all of you.

Secondly, if you would like to take a look at some of the other winners feel free to browse the details below.

The official 2020 Parent and Baby Awards press release can be found here.

The winners’ directory can be found here under the ‘our winners’ tab then ‘winners’ list’

LUXlife would just like to say a huge thank you and best wishes to all our participants in all our future endeavours, it’s been an absolute pleasure to coordinate the awards this year!


Encouraging Interaction

We wanted to ask if you, our Tutors, could encourage the interaction of our students with the Katie Jayne Tutor Blogs.

It would be wonderful if each tutor could take three minutes out of their student time to highlight the Katie Jayne Tutor Blog to their students. The student blogs are full of great content for Juniors and Seniors. We would really love the children to send us artwork, mathematics work, great science projects, fun facts, interesting news, write an article for us or send us in some photographs of something that they have been involved in. We shall be having some great guest blogs over the coming weeks and we want to share as much of our free content with the children as possible.

Thank you in advance for your help with this, it really is important to us that children interact on a fun level with education and take an interest in writing and having their work published.

Katie Jayne Tutors Release Regarding Covid-19 Tutoring Guidelines, 5th November 2020

Hello to all Katie Jayne Tutors,

We just wanted to touch base following the recent updates to the government COVID-19 guidelines. We now ask that all lessons take place online with immediate effect. Our main priority, as ever, is to ensure everyone’s safety.

Please find some useful information here from The Tutor’s Association, which is taken from the guidance by the government.

You can find the government guidance here.

As always, we are here to support you as much as we can, so if you have any questions or concerns you can find us at info@katiejayne.co.uk or call us on 01932 843 936.

Best wishes,
Katie and the team.

A message from Cathy Salvi our guest counsellor….

Hello everyone and welcome back,

September was the beginning of a new journey for teachers and students alike. For the first time in our lifetime the academic year began with uncertainty and unbelievable changes. The school environment changed beyond all recognition: one-way systems, markings on the ground telling us which way to walk, invasive and eradicating choice, hand sanitiser on display, everyone wearing face masks and visors. A new normality becoming ever so clear. A stark reality that we are still in the grip of a global pandemic.

Yet again the role of the educator is the guiding hand for our young people. As regulations change our landscape we have been asked to ‘go above and beyond’ to ensure the curriculum is delivered and standards maintained. Our work-loads increase as the week’s slip by, students’ stress levels mounting as we try to fill their learning gaps.

But what about OUR stress levels? Here are some helpful tips that might support you in your workplace.

Talk to colleagues and friends,

Use open questions e.g. what, how, tell me more, when and who,

Talk about your wellbeing openly and freely,

Show your colleague you truly care. When people feel cared about, they feel safe and this is likely to minimise their flight or fight or stress hormones,

Use active listening skills; summarise or paraphrase e.g. it sounds like..,

Show empathy e.g. it sounds like you are having a difficult time with no one to support you..,

Ask open questions e.g. tell me more about your problem…,

Good body language is very important e.g. maintain eye contact,

Hold back from making a comment,


‘The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change’ – Carl Rogers

The above quote is from the infamous Carl Rogers who has never been more significant to our lives.

Believe you can and then you are halfway there. Take good care of you, Cathy Coombs Director of SLCC

Regular items...

Katie Jayne Tutors Policies

You will notice that an email will be coming out over the coming weeks highlighting a few of the companies updated policies. It would be great if you could take a few minutes out of your busy schedules to have a read through the Child Protection Policy, Whistleblowing Policy & the Terms & Conditions to familiarise yourselves with the content. Do feel happy to come forward and ask any questions you may have in regard to anything that you read within the policies, we are here to help.



Don’t Forget

We would love as  many of our Tutors to follow us on Insta/FB/Twitter and share our posts. A big thank you to those of you that are already following.

Katie Jayne offers a £50 voucher to any teacher who recommends a colleague to us. Once they become a part of our community you will receive a £50 gift voucher in the post!

Katie Jayne also offers a £50 voucher to any teacher who recommends a family to us. Likewise, as soon as that family start tutoring lessons with one of our teachers you will receive a £50 voucher in the post.

NHS key workers can receive a 20% discount on any tutoring session, just provide proof of employment. Spread the word!

Our Junior and Senior Blogs are free to anyone, do recommend it to your friends and family. We would like as many children to interact with education in a fun and inspiring way. We would also like children to write articles for us to have the experience of having their own work published.

Articles of Interest

Even Teachers Fail – How to Embrace Mistakes As An Educator 

A Lesson Planning Framework That Leads to Productive Struggle – click the link

Call to cut GCSE & A Level content in 2021 to tackle postcode lottery.

OFQUAL wants to make exams less daunting, an article by the TES.