ESTABLISHMENT OF SKYWARD KIDS

Kathryn McMahon founded Skyward Kids from a belief that all students should be able to access on demand courses in life skills and knowledge to provide equal opportunities.

Skyward Kids uses educational technology to create well-structured, and comprehensive courses with the aim of enhancing lives through well-being and personal development concepts.

11 + EXAMS
HOME STUDY MASTERCLASSES

Kathryn, a co-author on 11 plus books, and with extensive experience of the 11 plus, felt a strong social responsibility to ensure everyone has as fair access as possible to a Grammar school place. and as a result has created affordable 11 + Home Study Masterclasses.

The Home Study Masterclasses for GL Assessment and CEM 11 + Exam provide 11 plus familiarisation topic notes and skills’ focussed tests, growth mind-set support and, knowledge at an accessible price to reach families, who otherwise would have not had access to any support.

“I also believe in the importance of introducing self-belief, well-being and personal development at an early age. Core parts in developing a child’s growth mindset, that can be in danger of being overlooked whilst preparing for the 11 plus. Consequently, the Home Study Masterclass includes a weekly well-being challenge and an introduction to a concept in life skills and personal development.”

“There are so many amazing, personal development books for adults. I have taken one key concept from many of these and provide it in a clear and digestible format for our year 4 and year 5 students. I love the idea that these concepts can change how you think about your emotions, your future and you can apply them to help your daily life. The earlier we introduce meta-cognitive strategies to support growth-mindset in students, the more impactful it will be for students to understand, and be in control of, their emotions.”

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PATE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL SHAPING FUTURES PROGRAMME

“I am delighted to be in partnership with Pate’s Grammar and to support the Shaping Futures Programme, with our 11 plus on demand courses. The impact that academic support through Skyward Kids’ resources combined with the Shaping Futures mentor support, transition activities and extra-curricular events have had is tangible on student motivation and progress toward aspirations.”

SKYWARD KIDS 11 PLUS HOME STUDY MASTERCLASS FOR CEM AND GL ASSESSMENT

Skyward Kids 11 plus courses are:

  • Written by a team of specialist 11 + authors
  • On-demand to provide flexibility with family life
  • Easy-to-follow
  • Supportive of helping parents/guardians to understand the format and content of the 11 plus 
  • Up-to-date and provide thorough content
  • Take the stress out of 11 plus preparation and familiarisation

SEE MORE INFORMATION ON 11+ COURSES

For students who are not Pupil Premium status the Home Study Masterclasses for GL Assessment and CEM 11 + Exams are available for purchase: