Touch-Typing

We have our own Touch-Typing program called Decapods, run by Woody Lenton, Sally Andrews and Clare Chase, it aims to arm children with an empowering skill, that not only helps them achieve throughout their schooling but additionally sees them adding a stand-out skill on their Curriculum Vitae, once entering the job market.

What makes Decapods Special?

  • If a child is struggling we can quickly react to their needs, creating an alternate course of study.
  • Our philosophy is fun first, as enjoyment within the class, leads to an enthusiastic learner at home.
  • We believe in teaching a child not only the skill of Touch-typing but how to use that skill in real world application.

Why should children learn to touch-type?
There are a number of reasons why a child should learn to Touch-type:

  • Touch-typing is a procedural learning exercise, which leads to the attainment of a skill, that will have immediate and long lasting benefits throughout their schooling and chosen careers.
  • With the wide use of tablets, children are not being exposed to a conventional keyboard, thus find it increasingly difficult to perform simple typing tasks when entering secondary school.
  • Touch-typing when mastered, allows the child to automate the process of getting thought to page.
  • Helps tune fine motor skills, working memory, spelling and reading
  • Children with Learning difficulties are able to, with the permission of their school use a word processing tool within the classroom.

Our one to one and group classes run throughout the term, with four day courses taking place during the holidays.

Touch Typing ( 4 Day courses )

  • Summer Holidays 2020

    • Touch Typing

      Cost: £ 210 / week

      13th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      14th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      15th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      16th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      20th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      21st July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      22nd July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      23rd July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      27th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      28th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      29th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      30th July : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      3rd August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      4th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      5th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      6th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      10th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      11th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      12th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      13th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      17th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      18th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      19th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      20th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      24th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      25th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      26th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      27th August : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      1st September : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      2nd September : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      3rd September : 11:00am to 01:00pm

      4th September : 11:00am to 01:00pm