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, […]
There is so much going on in school in the classrooms and playgrounds beyond the visible mechanics, structures and actions. The children are learning what their emotions are, how to express their ideas and needs, to manifest their purpose, to have time alone and with others and to look after themselves, each other and the […]
“For an alternative school you are very structured”, were the words of one of our visitors. “The children have a lot of freedom, don’t you think they might need more structure?” was the contrary view of someone else. Read more.
Four of the staff of Inwoods Small School wanted to experience different learning environments and set off to visit several in India. Here they share their adventure with us and list ten of the many lessons they learned. Educating the Educator
Conflict, wars, monopolies and environmental destruction are so prevalent because humans are infused with an atmosphere of authority and control in both obvious and subtle ways, and are therefore heavily conditioned. In response, our tendency is to follow or rebel, fight or flight, to become the dominator or the one being dominated. And as children […]
We have had numerous visitors to Inwoods these past couple of weeks, including a large group of education students from the University of Winchester. These fresh eyes on the place, direct questions, and concerns expressed regarding the current state of education, evidently offer another moment for us to reflect seriously on what it is we […]