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Flexiclass
and the Saplings Home Education Provision

The saplings home education provision and the flexiclass are exciting new additions to a well established human scale community where children’s emotional wellbeing is prioritised. 

 

  • Join a warm, safe and nurturing environment where authentic relationships are central to a culture of communication, collaboration and trust.

  • Become part of a community that values and celebrates each child’s uniqueness.

  • Enjoy co-operative and collaborative experiences with mixed aged peers and adults.

  • Engage in self- directed, experiential,  play- based learning. 

  • Experience freedom, space and time to be curious and wonder ; to follow individual passions and interests with supportive adult facilitation.

  • Spend time in the natural environment supporting physical and emotional well-being.


Both provisions are located on site at the New Forest Small School with use of a beautiful yurt, studio and natural, outdoor spaces and surrounded by open forest. We have small group sizes and provide opportunities to join after hours clubs ( including drama, chess, netball, sailing, choir etc.) 
 

Saplings home ed provision is for children aged 5-9 takes place initially on Fridays, with the option of Thursdays and Fridays after Autumn half term. Focussed on personal, social, emotional and physical development opportunities through child led learning.

 

The upper primary/secondary flexiclass is for children aged 10 and up.  It takes place on Thursday and Friday during term time and is focussed on personal, social, emotional and physical development. In this class we support parents in their delivery of maths, English and science learning opportunities through the Century learning platform ( https://www.century.tech/explore-century/independent-schools), google classroom and via our links with Oxford Wolsey Hall to ensure that the children are able to successfully learn and achieve.

For more information or to request a space please contact the school via email nfss@newforestsmallschool.com or complete the enquiry form here

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The Morning Work Cycle

A typical day starts at 9:30am. The children come in and settle in, having time to play games, connect with their friends, read a book etc. The morning session then revolves around the children's enthusiasm, much of this time will be based around project based learning or areas of specific interest to individuals or groups. The key here is that the teacher acts as a facilitator to the children's learning rather than dictating exactly what it is that they must learn. 

The Afternoon 

The afternoon is an adult initiated session on Thursdays the children choose which type of games they would like to join in with and on Fridays most of the school goes for a walk in the forest, which is a perfect opportunity for personal social, emotional and physical development as well as lots of fun!

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Full Members of the School Community

Breaks for playtime and lunchtime are at the same time as the rest of the school, as it is important that the children are full members of the school community.   

On Friday morning all the children take part in a short community meeting, where they can brainstorm ideas for making the school even better. 

After school there are opportunities for the children to join in after school clubs.  If there are clubs on days that your child does not attend then they are most welcome to sign on for those as well.