Welcome to Learn4Life

At 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.

At Learn4Life...
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.

At Learn4Life....
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.

Kathryn Brown

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.

Click on the images below to find out more. You can also access further information by visiting the links at the top of this page.

 

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You are welcome to come at anytime for a tour of our learning centre. To book an appointment please email: info@learn4life.solutions. BOOK NOW

People & Place

In October 2018, Learn4Life moved to the beautiful, aesthetically charming, Grade II listed East Court Mansion in East Grinstead, which is set in parkland conveniently nestled in the serene countryside of Sussex with sweeping views overlooking Ashdown Forest in the distance.

Learn4Life currently occupies the Cranston Suite; a light and stylish room - with carpeted areas and individual spaces for our younger and older learners. This room offers spectacular views across East Court's grounds and the anteroom (perfect for our younger learners) has patio doors giving access to a beautiful terrace/patio and the gardens. The gardens include a large grassed area to the side, a perfect space where everyone is able to enjoy some fresh air and have time to hang out with friends after one of our indoor sessions. There is also ample car parking for our parents.

Kathryn has taught in the Far East as well as Europe - as the Director of Music of a Preparatory School in Singapore and working extensively with E.S.L. students in Europe and managing her own department. She has taught all age levels at Key Stage 1, 2 and 3. Learn4Life's curriculum is based on a blend of teaching strategies which she taught and embraced in Singapore - which combines personal and collaborative learning, practical hands on activities and the development of transferable skills.

Linda started out her career in an infant environment with a child with Down Syndrome. Supporting the class teacher, she helped to create an inclusive classroom climate, with a concentration on basic skills. Her role included liaising closely with parents. She created opportunities to boost self-confidence and instill pride through a variety of strategies. Linda works with our younger learners. Through a multi-modal approach she uses as many concrete materials and real-world authentic situations as possible She ensures the language used is appropriate for our learners understanding; building good relationships with her learners. Being a connection to knowledge for her learners, she is able to explain information clearly in a way that her learners will understand. Linda has a passion for working with children and developing their learning.

Further information on the venue can be found here: http://www.eastgrinstead.gov.uk/east-court. The postcode is RH19 3LT.

 

KATHRYN BROWN (B.A./E.D. Hons Cantab)
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Creative & Digital Marketing. Upper Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator. Team Leader

LINDA HOLLIS
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Pastoral Care and Welfare. Key Stage One and Lower Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator. LOWER YEARS LEADER

COMING SOON
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Primary Educator for EYFS & Key Stage One at Learn4Life. ASSISTANT - LOWER YEARS

COMING SOON
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Primary Educator for EYFS & Key Stage One at Learn4Life. ASSISTANT - LOWER YEARS