Curriculum

Neuro-scientific approach to education

Our practice is based on neuro- scientific evidence base and previous practice wisdom. We aim to create an optimum learning environment that is conducive to young peoples’ “social brains” by using attachment based practice and fostering strong tribal communities. “When students learn to understand their own brains, they are equipped to take responsibility for their own learning” (Dan Siegel).

We believe that to enhance learning, our approach needs to be focused on our common humanity, tapping into our capacity to enact compassion and understanding our need for attachment to others. This is demonstrated within our school environment by enshrouding our practice in respect, empathy, reward and context based learning. As the great South American author-activist Paolo Friere, stated “The relationship between learning and freedom is achieved through respectful dialogue more than through the ‘banking’ of knowledge in each other”.