About Katy Bagnall

Mrs Katy Bagnall, BA Hons, PGCE (FE), CELTA, PRLS ESOL Subject Specialist

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What do I  offer you and your child?

  • Key Stage 2 Primary Maths, English, VR and NVR
  • Secondary English and Literacy
  • Holiday Booster Courses and 11+ Mock Exams
  • Individual or Paired Lessons
  • 11+ CEM Tuition for Gloucestershire Grammar School Exam Entrance

About Me

I have been working at KB Tuition since January 2013.  After gaining an honours degree from Durham University and a staff management career at John Lewis plc, I began working in education in the Learning Support Department at St Benedict’s School in Cheltenham, teaching and implementing the Government’s Literacy Pilot Scheme to Year 7 children, and supporting children with special educational needs across the school through the National Curriculum.  I then worked for 2 years at Cheltenham College before moving to Gloucestershire College to work as an ESOL teacher.  I now have over 18 years’ experience of working in education and have taught in Adult and Further Education Colleges, Secondary Schools, Primary Schools, 1:1, and in the community.  I served as a school governor for 10 years.  In addition I have been a registered examiner for Cambridge University ESOL Exams Department and have also worked as a trainer, teacher and observer of trainee teachers for the University of the West of England.

I have 3 children and wide, personal and direct experience of Gloucestershire grammar, state and independent schools.

At the core of my teaching ethos is the belief that a confident, secure child will become a successful person. Achieving success and maintaining self-esteem is paramount in achieving potential.

I use multi-sensory approaches and encourage both practical and lateral thinking, including brain training activities and problem solving scenarios, finding patterns and clues to solve mental challenges.

I constantly update and refine resources and teaching aids so that the students are always offered the best opportunities for their needs.

In addition, I offer Mock Exams and 11+ Holiday Coaching to ensure that the children are as fully prepared and ready for the challenges of the 11+ exam as possible.

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