Address: More Than Ed Independent School, Cherry Tree Court, Woodfield Park, Balby, DN4 8QN
Tel: 07852 699040
Proprietor: Mrs Karen Holmes
Headteacher: Miss Debbie Wyld
"Creating a culture of nurture, confidence and self-worth where children can grow"
Chair of Governors - Jonathan Mundin (Safeguarding)
Governor - Emma Wragg - (SEN)
We aim to ensure that all members of the More Than Ed community relate to each other in ways that are engaged, centred, grounded, clear, generous, humble and kind.
Our approach allows our young people to engage with missed early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to deal with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.
We understand how trauma affects the brain and the lives of young people, therefore, every student has an available adult creating a safe environment, where they can learn to handle their emotions.
In order for any young person to learn, self-regulate and develop socially, they must first feel safe and secure; they must be given the opportunity to make friends within small, carefully selected groups, where they can be themselves without fear of being seen as 'different'. They must feel confident that their trusted adult will protect them from situations that make them highly anxious, and that they will support them in learning to regulate their emotions. To ensure we give our young people the best possible chance of achieving these goals, all our work is underpinned by Trauma-Informed and Nurture Principles. Our staff are fully trained in using Trauma-Informed Practice, and all have up-to-date qualifications and training to support children with multiple ACEs and Attachment. Through this Trauma-Informed and Attachment Aware practice, we seek to develop each child’s resilience, self-esteem and good mental health.
Structured into half-termly themes, our curriculum explores a variety of subjects including: English, Maths, Science, Technology, Art, History and Geography with a view to including Music, Drama and Languages as appropriate to the learner. Thematic learning lends coherence and context across the subjects, “When we see how facts and ideas connect with one another across subjects, we are constructing meaning.” Chris Lawrence (2015). Using a thematic approach enables students to take more control in their learning through independent enquiry and it helps to “harness curiosity” Chris Lawrence.
Cherry Tree Court, Woodfield Park. Tickhill Road, Balby. Doncaster. DN4 8QN