Why Inwoods is not a ‘School’

(in the traditional sense)

1. We don’t push the children on a trajectory of learning that complies with government standards;

And therefore…

2. We don’t follow the National Curriculum yearly targets;

And because of this…

3. We don’t penalise parents for taking time off for their child to travel, engage in educational trips, enjoy holiday extensions, or simply for rest and family time;

4. We don’t value knowledge and academic skills over emotional, social, physical and artistic learning and creative thinking;

And therefore…

5. We don’t coax the children into pursuing academic targets that they are not ready for using rewards, comparing or shaming techniques;

6. We don’t feel valuable learning is restricted only to a school environment and to children;

And so…

7. We don’t keep parents at arms length so that they can’t have any input on their child’s educational journey and their own capacity to learn alongside teachers;

8. We don’t believe in moulding a child’s brain to fit into a society that values consumerism and personal gain at the expense of others and the environment;

Which is why…

9. We don’t create an ambitious atmosphere that blinds us from seeing and acting meaningfully with regard to others and nature.