Welcome to Learn4Life
There is no uniform;
There is no clanging of bells;
There is no "us" and "them;"
We make together decisions;
We value all our learners as physical and emotional beings;
We welcome the energy of our learners.
We go beyond traditional kinds of learning;
We integrate the academic with learning the art of living - focusing on sensitivity, open-mindedness, and self-reflection. Unfortunately, too often, these things are ignored in schools.
Our learners learn to respect themselves and others and to become constructive members of our community;
We encourage our learners to be responsible for their own behaviour, to understand its effects, and to gain insight into themselves and others;
And our very small classes mean that there is time for personal attention and the space and freedom for individual expression.
A message from Kathryn
We are pleased to provide those visiting our site with information about our educational establishment. Good communication is very important to us. Homeschooling may be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your child. Full-time school does not suit every child, and there are many good reasons to teach at home. Whatever the reason, we offer sessions personalised to your child's specific needs and abilities, PLUS all the educational materials, saving you the time researching resources and all the worry of planning. If you are looking fora compromise between full-time home-educating and full-time schooling, Learn4life may be the right place for your child.
So, a little bit about Learn4Life. Learn4Life.Solutions in Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, officially opened its doors September 2017 in Ashurst Wood and moved to the larger premises of East Court Mansion, East Grinstead in October 2018. As a form of alternative schooling, we exist independently, with a curriculum tailored to your child's needs. We provide programmes of study, classes and workshops primarily in the core subjects of Maths, Language and Art which are conducted by an outstanding team of tutors. Our sessions include small group learning so that all our children receive the attention they need. Each of our young learners enjoys a "hands-on" experience with differentiated sessions. We teach our workshops and classes through subjects or through a more relaxed natural thematic approach. At Learn4Life our aim is not to follow a routine framework, much the same as traditional schools do. We wish to educate the whole child, not just the mind, in a home-from-home environment, cultivating good habits and where children incorporate living and inspiring thoughts and ideas into conversations; and where we address their changing needs and develop in them a sense of responsibility for the world and for the people who inhabit it. We enrich our academic approach through the arts, where possible. At Learn4Life everyone can work at their own pace and in their own time. We place emphasis on fun and interactivity; promoting thinking. We understand that children have different learning and thinking styles as everyone is different – with different approaches to life that affect their learning. Our main educators have over 40 years of expertise between them. They have worked extensively in International Schools in the Far East and also closer to home in Europe.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Cofounder and Team Leader.
Something for the Parents!
At Learn4Life we engage with our parents in a variety of ways. We believe that it is vital to provide feedback and obviously to reward and recognise good performance. When we greet parents at the door, we offer them the option of speaking with us about their child's day and asking any questions. If the opportunity for interaction is limited, we provide feedback over email, where necessary. Each week we provide a virtual window into our classroom - by connecting with families on Facebook. Our weekly blog keeps parents informed about what's been happening while showcasing and scaffolding student's work. Twice yearly, we invite parents into the classroom and we put on a small presentation. This includes a certificate ceremony at the end of the summer term.
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