We follow a Finnish philosophy and place a very high focus on life skills, well-being and mental health. Many services are provided as an integral part of the learning experience with support given 'at the point of need' by our qualified staff. We are lucky as we naturally attract staff who are keen to develop and are reflective, holistic practitioner. As such, we invest in them, and many of our staff are gaining further therpay qualifications alongside their work; this means we can offer a wider range of 'on-tap' services.
Every tuition student has a sensory diet programme to reduce anxiety and also support occupational therapy targets. Each child has specific exercises, table top activities and tasks which are bespoke to them. We also have lots of group sensory processing activities and programmes to help those who are sensory seeking and others who are sensory adverse. Our visiting OTs review progress.
Elaine delivers Indian Head Massage with a particular focus on reducing anxiety in students with SEN or other needs. Elaine is also qualified to deliver touch typing courses and works with students who find writing very difficult.
Elaine is currently a trainee counsellor, and delivers counselling services also.
All staff have been trained by Beverley-Sarah to deliver a coaching and mentoring approach. BS also, as an experienced practitioner, delivers solution focussed coaching sessions which include elements of CBT. If full CBT is required this is delivered by a visiting clinical psychologist. BS is also qualified to deliver EFT , Indian Head Massage and aroma-therapy and all of these are key approaches used.She is also BAGA trained and has worked with OTs to create gymnastics based physical development programmes. BS also leads on sensory processing, drawing for talk, freedom dance and behaviour
support. She has also just completed training in one health animal therapeutic work and we are getting centre pets to help us deliver this.
Thera-play is used throughout the centre, along with weighted therapy, dark dens and other tools to reduce anxiety. We have several staff who are training in full play therapy currently, as well as staff training in counselling. These are 4 year courses requiring a lot of dedication and it is wonderful that we are able to attract so many trainee practitioners as we benefit greatly from their enthusiam and expertise.
Fully qualified advice on nutrition, anger management and physiology is provided by Marc and Vanessa from MASK personal training.
They also run core strength and anger control classes based on martial arts.
Students can join our holistic martial arts club and gain belts at the centre.
The whole approach is around full holistic well-being; mind and body. Not just 'lets do martial arts as a way of getting rid of aggression' . A very special class - delivered by very special practitioners. Highly recommended!
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CHILDCARE VOUCHERS UPDATE
LIKE MANY TUITION / THERAPY CENTRES WE ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH OFSTED UNDER EDUCATION. WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY A REGISTERED SCHOOL, ALTHOUGH WE ARE MAKING AN APPLICATION TO BECOME ONE. WE THEREFORE ONLY OFFER LIMITED HOURS. WE WERE REGISTERED WITH OFSTED ON THE VOLUNTARY REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE, HOWEVER WE NO LONGER TAKE CHILDCARE VOUCHERS AS OF 16/05 WHEN WE CEASED OFSTED VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION. WE CEASED VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY AS WE ARE CHANGING OUR NAME BOTH FOR THE EXAM CENTRE AND FOR ONCE WE BECOME A SCHOOL (AIMING FOR JANUARY) .WE WILL THEN BE REGISTERED WITH OFSTED ONCE MORE UNDER 'EDUCATION' RATHER THAN CHILDCARE. IN THE MEANTIME IF YOU HAVE A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN WE ARE INSPECTED BY THE LEA AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURES AS IN SCHOOLS. OUR POLICIES ARE CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE BUT WE CAN NOT OFFER 'SCHOOL HOURS' UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETE; YOU CAN REGISTER INTEREST HOWEVER AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IN JANUARY IF WE HAVE ACHIEVED SCHOOL STATUS.