Learn4Life - Homeschooling for Ages 5-11

In the heart of the Sussex countryside

Mentored by

Kathryn Brown

I don't give up until I achieve my goals!

Location address: East Grinstead, RH19 3LT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 5 - 11 years years

Available tickets:
Standard £6/hrConcession £5.40/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
Planting a seed of 'I can do it!' - The Nuts and Bolts of Learn4Life For parents who have chosen to home school their children, we become your partners in homeschooling and offer small groups mainly in the core academic subjects. Our different learning styles complement our different approaches to education. Learning the basics - Maths and English - using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Reinforcing what has been learned, through practical, everyday topic work - teaching through a topic or theme, and where possible, in an interactive and holistic way that reflects the real world. Our experience shows that organising units around themes helps children to see how subjects are both independent and interdependent, enabling them to see ‘the big picture’ of their learning. Encouraging interactive problem-solving and collaboration among small groups. Providing opportunities for children to learn from children from other groups or with a different member of staff. For those parents who have taken their children out of school, but would still like them to be part of an educational establishment (and thrive within that educational setting), we can provide you with a realistic alternative to traditional school-based learning. We work collaboratively with our parents. Our small groups make children feel more confident about contributing; no child ‘slips through the net’ or gets lost in the system, and all our learners benefit from a programme where they feel happy and confident; in a less formal setting. We try to connect abstract concepts to everyday events and make links between subject areas through a relaxed learning approach. Within each session, children complete several shorter activities. Your child will love learning at Learn4Life. Learn4Life's curriculum is an inclusive teaching programme in which each subject or skill area is revisited in intervals at a more sophisticated level and where learning is consolidated before moving on; within an environment which promotes an integrated balance of artistic, practical and intellectual content. We feel that learning should be entrenched by revisiting skills learned in a spiral system of ever-growing sophistication. Based on a continuous spiral of reinforcement, where the same subject is approached in different ways, our learners are continually challenged with those struggling able to revisit areas of knowledge to gain a better understanding of the subject matter. We present the key skills of maths and language in an imaginative and creative manner with the aim of all our learners becoming conscious of being world citizens. We believe it is a unique style that combines personal and collaborative learning, practical hands-on activities, and the development of transferable skills. We aim to provide a grounding in Maths and English and in doing so, teach the 'whole child' - promoting academic and social development. Our sessions encourage pupils to embrace real-world challenges and to 'think outside of the box' - thinking creatively, experimenting with ideas rather than wait for instruction from a teacher, and to use collaboration and critical thinking to help solve tricky problems. We combine academic and life skills in an environment of fun and practical learning, as we believe that the principle of academic learning should be both enjoyable and personal. Our small-sized groups mean that your child will receive a more personalised education - we have time on our side! Currently, all lessons are tailored to different learning styles where all children feel valued and inspired as able learners, thinking for themselves and respecting others. There is integrated support for children with moderate needs. Please talk to us about your child's needs. We will remain flexible in our styles of teaching and the curriculum offered in order to respond to the needs of the individual learners. We want our learners to enjoy and to be engaged with the process of learning. We hope that through different learning styles, our learners will relate what they learn to their own experience - so that what they learn becomes their own. All our lessons are child-centred and skills-focused. We believe that home-from-home schooling is very important and we always encourage strong links between Learn4Life and home. Obviously, learners attending regularly will see greater benefit from this curriculum as well as our teaching methods. Why? Our approach involves our learners focusing on 'learning through the basics' through a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach (where necessary) and then extending this learning by reinforcement through practical, everyday topic work. Being flexible however, we are able to develop personalised programmes (which at first, may favour a particular learning style) for your child - once we have completed an initial informal assessment of them.
About your mentor
Kathryn Brown
I don't give up until I achieve my goals!
Three years ago Kathryn established Learn4Life, set up to meet the needs of those children and their parents who felt that the state education system had failed them; many stating they (and their children) were avoiding bullying, exam pressure and stress. Learn4Life offered them a compromise between full-time home schooling and full-time school. Kathryn went to Tanbridge House School and Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham before going on to read Music and Education at Cambridge University. Kathryn embarked on her career at Halstead Preparatory School, Woking before spending time abroad working at Dover Court Preparatory School, Singapore as Director of Music. Since then she has worked in various overseas Preparatory Schools and in the U.K. Currently, she manages Learn4Life, home schools her beautiful daughters and is completing a Masters Degree in Law (distance-learning) for which she was awarded the prize for Foundations of Public Law. Kathryn currently runs Learn4Life alongside two highly qualified teachers and a teaching assistant.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To promote the fundamental principles of justice, tolerance, and respect for others in order to produce responsible citizens.
Aim 3
To encourage everyone, regardless of ability, to participate individually and collectively.
Aim 5
To provide pastoral care and core academic skills that will help all pupils to reach their full potential. Our learners have plenty of space and the time they need to complete their educational journey. We want to bring together the best of different curriculums in a comprehensive learning community; where students work hard (but at their own pace) to reach their full potential and are prepared for life in a globalised world. Aim for the best, be happy and be nice are our three fundamental beliefs which we hope our pupils will take into adulthood.
Aim 2
To instil and develop characteristics in our pupils that will serve them long beyond Learn4Life, as well as to boost their confidence and mental health.
Aim 4
To raise children who have a kind attitude, are interested about the world and its people, and have a balanced outlook on life, allowing them to feel at ease with others.
Aim 6
To cultivate a passion for learning.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Price£6
InformationBOOKINGS ARE DONE ON A MONTHLY BASIS. Siblings receive a 10% discount. Your child(ren) can come to us either once a week or twice a week. We are open Mondays and Tuesdays. Either book one day per week - Mondays or Tuesdays or book both days per week (this will need to be done as individual bookings as the booking system works automatically i.e.: every time a booking is made the number of places in each age group reduces).
Ticket nameConcession
Price£5.40
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Where we'll be
College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3LT
WHAT’S PROVIDED
Equipment
Safety
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice and an exceptional reason.

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.