A Barnstaple-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Barnstaple are all fully-qualified teachers, who also offer their skills as high-quality home tutors. All are subject-specialists, professional, reliable, and are up-to-date with Examination Boards and the current demands of a changing curriculum. Lessons are taught at your home or online and are scheduled at your convenience; whether weekdays, evenings or weekends.

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Just a few of our English teachers in Barnstaple

Miss Leah D

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher currently teaching in a special school with SEN pupils aged 3-12. I have been teaching for 9 years, of which 6 of those years have been spent as an SEN Teacher. I’m passionate about holistic, personalised approaches to teaching and ensuring every child has fun, rich experiences whilst in my care.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English
Qualifications:
PGCE Lower Primary, Bangor University (2013). BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Glamorgan (2010).

Ms Vicki T

Qualified, experienced and approachable teacher and tutor of many years standing. My job is to tutor your child in the way which best matches their learning style and capabilities - this is not the one size fits all policy provided by schools. My role is to gently guide them to achieve their potential. We all have strengths and weaknesses and the key is to shape them into success-I work only with students who are comfortable with me so following the introductory lesson I ask the student to provide feedback to you on whether they want to work with me. Even young children have instincts and preferences I specialise in learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia etc from primary up to masters degrees. Put your child first and let's do this together.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, History, Homeschool, Religious Studies
Qualifications:
PATOSS specialist dyslexia teaching (ongoing). PGCE University of Wales. BA (Hons) Cardiff University.

Mrs Andrea H

I am a fully qualified English, maths, ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and SEN teacher who works for a bespoke college for students with complex and multiple special educational needs, delivering Functional Skills and GCSEs in both English and maths. The majority of these students have an EHCP plan so all my lessons are differentiated and individualised for teaching methods, styles and learning aims to help them learn and progress in all aspects of college life. Before this I was a Work Based Learning Tutor at Cornwall College teaching both Functional Skills and GCSE in both English and maths. I also privately teach English Language, English Literature and maths from Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 through to GCSE and IGCSE across all major exam boards. I have several years experience in providing preparation for SATs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams; support for GCSE, IGCSE resits; also literacy, numeracy and Functional Skills for primary through to adult learners to include. SEN Diploma - Plymouth Uni

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, Maths, English, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, Common Entrance, 11+, English Language, English Literature, 13+
Qualifications:
QTLS, Institute for Learning (2009). PGCE, Plymouth University (2006). Level 5 Diplomas in English, Maths and Special Educational Needs (2007-2009) TESOL Certificate (Trinity) - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2010) Enhancement Certificate in Understanding Autism (2017) Enhancement Certificate in Understanding Dyslexia (2017) Creative Writing Diploma (2020)

Mr James W

An experienced and enthusiastic primary educator with experience all around the world. Most recently employed at Avanti Hall School, Exeter. Teaches across the Primary Curriculum - EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2. Offers preparation for SATs, 11+, Scholarship and School Entrance Exams. Also available for English and History tuition into KS3. SEN experience.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, History, School Entrance Exams, 11+, SATs
Qualifications:
BEd (with distinction), Brock University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2009). BA (Hons) History and Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2008).

Miss Jennifer L

Qualified teacher offering tuition from KS2 to GCSE level, including Special Educational Needs (SpLD/SLCN/ASD/SEMH). Originally trained in Primary/Secondary Modern Foreign Languages. Progressed career by gaining varied experience. Now specialises in Literacy Skills, English and Learning Support. Currently employed by educational intervention service; freelance tutor since 2018. Previously taught in mainstream state and independent schools for eight years; former GCSE examiner.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, French, German, EFL or ESL, SATs, Homeschool, Study Skills, 11+, Common Entrance, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: PGCE Secondary MFL with Primary Specialism (QTS), University of Exeter (2010). BA Joint Hons French and German (2.1), University of Bristol (2009). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Autism and Anxiety, Autism Education Trust (2022). Good Autism Practice, Autism Education Trust (2022). Teaching Mathematics, The Open University (2021). The Tutor Toolkit, Best Practice Network (2021). The SEND Code of Practice, Educare (2020). Literacy, Social Justice and Inclusive Practice, The Open University (2020). Dyslexia and Additional Academic Language Learning, Bristish Dyslexia Association (2017).

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How are Barnstaple schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Barnstaple (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Barnstaple primary school performance:

The Barnstaple area has 18 primary schools (one of the top being Landkey Community Primary Academy with 22% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The achievement of pupils is good. They make good progress and by the end of Year 6, their attainment is above average, especially in reading and writing.”

The Barnstaple local authority has an average of 64% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 9% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Barnstaple secondary school performance:

The Barnstaple area has 6 secondary schools (one of the top being Pilton Community College with 33% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ progress in English and mathematics in 2017 and 2018 was below the national average. The school has recently begun to address this issue but there remains a legacy of underachievement.”

The Barnstaple local authority has an average of 42% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Barnstaple Ofsted ratings:

63% of Barnstaple schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 2 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website