Osborne Cawkwell Limited, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SL Company Reg. No. 8512353
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Interview Practice Day for 7+, 8+ and 11+ Candidates – 23 October 2018


Advice Evening for Parents – 18 October 2018


During the autumn term, many of you may be beginning to prepare your children for their 7+, 8+ and 11+ interviews for London day schools. We are delighted to announce that help is at hand for both parents and students wishing to feel fully prepared for what can be a rather stressful time.

Lucy Watts, former Headmistress of Eaton House, Belgravia, with over 30 years’ experience in education and now one of London’s leading Education Consultants, will be running individual mock interviews for those interested in being more prepared for the all important chat with the Headteacher on interview day. She will also be presenting an informative talk in an evening session for parents.

Mock Interview Day: Tuesday 23 October from 9.45 a.m. onwards at WeWork Aldwych;

£120 per student

Lucy will provide an individual 45 minute session for your child, which will include 30 mins interview and 15 minutes feedback.

She will cover the following:

  • ​Differing length and style of interview; what might your child be asked at interview?
  • Presentation and deportment
  • General knowledge
  • Current affairs

Please email Lucy to book your child’s place.

Parent Talk: Thursday 18 October 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., WeWork Aldwych;

£25 per person

“Practical ideas for parents; guided conversations at home and now to enhance your child’s output.”

During her session, Lucy will talk to parents generally about the school applications, with a focus on the interviews. She will cover the following:

  • ​Considerations when applying to different schools: Suitability of schools
  • How to compliment your child’s school’s preparation
  • What to expect on the entrance exam day
  • What to look for in a school

Osborne Cawkwell Tuition at The Tutors’ Association Summit: Preparing to Learn – 24 April 2018


Join The Tutors’ Association for a half day event aimed at improving your practical tutoring skills. As part of the event, Osborne Cawkwell’s Daniel Licence will discuss how one of the biggest obstacles to learning can be an undiagnosed mental health problem. Dan will help tutors understand the mental health issues that young people face, how to spot if someone is suffering and where to turn if you are worried; he will talk about how to incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology into your teaching to help get students ready to tackle their studies.

Tutor Induction Session – Friday 9 March 2018


Our 90-minute tutor induction session gives us a further opportunity to interact with the new tutors on our books. We look at teaching exercises, discuss learning styles and tricky situations. Through our induction sessions we gain a deeper insight into a tutor’s overall approach. The induction session is held at our offices from 14:00 to 15:30.

Stand Up To Mental Health charity event – 27 February 2018


Osborne Cawkwell invites YOU to an evening of fun and frolics at Sylvia Young Studios (the place where they rehearse for Strictly Come Dancing!) on Tuesday 27th February, 6.30 to 8.30pm, to help raise awareness of mental health problems in young people.

If any of you have kids or know anyone with kids Year 6 and older, do encourage them to come along! We want as much of the audience to be young as the content, both about mental health and the acts, will be targeted towards them.

We’ve got a cracking line-up of comedy, music, magic, and everything in between, including performances from stand up extraordinaire Carl Donnelly (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News), the high energy hilarity of Naz Osmanoglu (Live at the Electric, Russell Howard’s Good News and Horrible Histories) and sketch wizards The Awkward Silence (Shortlisted for BBC Writer’s prize. “One of this years best sketch comedy shows” – The New Current). We’ve even got a short talk from diet guru Rachel Kelly, (Mental health campaigner and author of The Happy Kitchen).

ALL this, for the price of FREE!! Yes, you read that correctly. FREE!! We will however, be taking donations via our page on JustGiving as well as on the evening. All proceeds will be going to Prince William’s fantastic mental health charity, Heads Together, to help support their latest project, Mentally Healthy Schools.

It’s going to be a GREAT night! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Mental Health Workshop for Tutors – 1 February 2018


Tutors, please join us for a seminar starting with a brief introduction to mental health. This will cover what the term actually means, and how it affects young people.

The seminar will discuss some of the most common types of mental health problems in young people such as Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder and provide statistics that demonstrate the impact it has. As well as exploring the most common signs and symptoms to look out for, we will go through First Aid for mental health – what to do if you suspect your student is struggling with a mental health problem.

Study Skills Workshop for Tutors – 30 January 2018


This Study Skills workshop is run by Sarah Cox, our SEN Consultant.

It is a repeat of the popular session held last year for OC tutors and will cover the following: The theory of how we learn, multi-sensory teaching approaches and learning styles. The session will also take a practical look at study skills and memory techniques. Photocopiable resources and templates are provided.