Why are LAMDA examinations important?

When I was 5 years old my parents decided to take me to Keyboard lessons. Over the months it was clear to see my development, however to help measure this progress I entered examinations. After teaching for 9 years in secondary schools, I have come across pupils who have the knowledge to tackle a particular exam but not the experience of an exam situation. I realised that what I gained was more than just a range of qualifications to put on my CV but also the experience to tackle exams in a positive, calm manner.

Having the knowledge is half the battle! If you are too nervous, you can get flustered and then find it hard to write or think clearly.  I am so impressed with how the LAMDA examinations help develop the skills our children need to be able to be successful.

Jemma

(Principal of Little Voices Brentford, Ealing and Wembley)

 

The Importance of Singing in Child Development

This week I have been thinking about how singing can help with learning. Nursery rhymes and songs are taught to children at an early age to help develop recall and memory. While working in a Secondary School I frequently heard Teachers saying that they used a rap or a song to help learners remember a fact in Science or the alphabet in Spanish. It is undeniable that singing (and music in general!) can help children develop in all sorts of different ways. Here are a few I put together below!

Jemma (Principal of Little Voices Brentford, Ealing and Wembley)

 

 

Why are small class sizes important?

I’ve worked in two completely contrasting schools! One school I worked in had 8 children in a class, another had 30+. While working in a small school, I recognised the importance of small class sizes. The amount of progress a pupil made in a smaller class was clearly evident compared to the progress made in a bigger class. You can build up excellent relationships with pupils when you have the time to get to know them, find out their individual needs and plan lessons with this in mind.

I found that each pupil felt valued, part of the group and that they had a place in the classroom. This is so important! Take a look below for other reasons why we only teach with 8 children in a class.

I believe each pupil deserves this attention and focus!  Jemma (Principal Little Voices Brentford, Ealing, Wembley)
 
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Why Little Voices?

While I have been busy planning the opening of Little Voices Ealing, I have been thinking about what we offer and why! Here are a few that I came up with…

Jemma (Principal Little Voices Brentford, Ealing, Wembley) 

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