Meet the Owner: Kit Somers
I'm excited to own a centre in Southfields where I have worked as an Assistant Headteacher at a local school and lived with my husband and children for many years.
My most recent position was as Assistant Head and Head of English but I also worked for the Local Authority of Wandsworth as a lead teacher and moderator of schools across the borough. The role of lead teacher involved supporting other Wandsworth teachers and working as a moderator meant I was closely involved in the assessment process of the new national curriculum.
Visiting and assessing Wandsworth schools for the local authority has given me a deep understanding of the ever complex demands our children face during their school career.
My interest in teaching was first fired up by tutoring children in both the state and independent sector after gaining a qualification to support children with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. I worked with children taking common entrance exams as well as boosting areas they found tricky in the curriculum.
When I first qualified as a teacher I worked in Early Years where you truly learn the importance of teaching to every unique child’s needs. Later, I spent many years teaching older children in the demanding SATS test year groups.
At the Southfields Centre, we offer quality teaching from our tutors from Reception to GCSE, offering an individually targeted programme to help your child achieve the very best that they can and above all, a fun, warm and welcoming approach to their learning.
I hold a BA Hons degree, PGCE and Cert in Dyslexia and Spld.