To ensure that the work we do at Explore Learning complements the great work our members are doing in the classroom, we pride ourselves on the strong links we establish with local schools.
Quote from teachers about events held by Explore Learning tutors:
“Our pupils have benefited through working with Explore
tutors; Explore has improved their knowledge in numeracy and literacy and I
have seen their confidence increase through their experience at Explore.”
Mrs. Claxton, Headteacher, Larkrise Primary School,
“Very beneficial – children thoroughly engaged and were
eager to participate…A fantastic experience for ALL children. A wonderful afternoon of learning and
N. Metham, Teacher, Haseltine Primary School
“The workshop was great. It generated interest in the event and showed a connection
between what we teach and real world situations. There was lots of positivity, energy and humour.”
D. Burns, The Danesfield Manor School
“They were buzzing about what they had done….I thought the
tutors were very professional and dealt with the children in a very positive
manner and delivered an excellent lesson! Thank you very much!”
M. Paterson, Year 5 Teacher, Worsley Bridge Primary School
“The benefits of Explore visiting the school were that the
class can see that maths can be fun! The tutors were light and cheery, giving good praise and
encouragement. It was a chance for
the lower ability students to have a go in a group context and the high ability
students got a chance to help and work with children they wouldn’t normally
A. Stoneman, St. Andrews C of E Primary School
“Very interactive, all children felt that they had really
achieved something.” S. Carr, Year
5 Teacher, Haseltine Primary School
"The leaders were highly motivated - enthusiastically presented
activities to the class. They had good subject knowledge and presented work
with good pace enabling children to stay on task. The children said it was
H. Watts, Senior Teacher, Perryfields Junior School.
“[The workshops were] very enjoyable, ...it reinforced that maths is
Mrs. Morgan, Brynteg CP school
"The children were all highly motivated throughout the
workshop. This was because of the relevant nature of the task, an element
of competition and good teaching."
Year 6 Teacher, Chidham Parochial Primary School
"The tutors had an excellent relationship with children of all
abilities. They approached the task in a fun but 'real life' way...the task
really reinforced the learning in school."
Mr. Judge, St. Walburg's RC Primary School
"The tutors had a great rapport with the pupils and continually
went around inspiring and aiding them. The children had a fabulous time; it was
a very well spent hour and half!"
Ms. Clark, Year 4 Teacher
“The Year 4,5 & 6 pupils really enjoyed their maths sessions with
you yesterday. Thank you for making their session so enjoyable and relevant to
Teacher, St Crispin's School
"The range of questions at the workshop meant that all the children
could participate and be challenged by the activities. A very positive approach
by Explore staff enabled children who sometimes need extra support to
V. Mackay, Balgreen Primary teacher
“The maths workshop complemented work in the classroom. The children
loved the activities and interacted very well with the tutors”
Mrs. F. Halliday, Year 5 teacher, Whitnash Primary School
"Tutors were lively in their approach and engaged all children.
Their motivation was both warm and friendly whilst being firm. Children
thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and many asked if they could be involved in
Junior School Deputy Head, Newcastle.
“The Maths activities related well to individual abilities, ages and
topics the children have been learning. Explore Learning reinforces and
consolidates their understanding and encourages them to want to achieve. The
tutors interacted with the children with a very positive approach, which kept
all the children to task and involved”
Juliette Owens, Yrs 3 & 4 Teacher, Gidea Park Primary.