Address: More Than Ed Independent School, Cherry Tree Court, Woodfield Park, Balby, DN4 8QN
Tel: 01302 957433
Mob: 07852 699040
Proprietors: Karen and Christopher Holmes
Headteacher: Karen Holmes
"Creating a culture of nurture, confidence and self-worth where children can grow"
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.
At More Than Ed, good relationships are fundamental to our ethos. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.
The aims of relationship and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
Cherry Tree Court, Woodfield Park. Tickhill Road, Balby. Doncaster. DN4 8QN