"If I ran a school, it'd be full of happy kids who could tie their own ties and shoe laces, budget for and cook for a family of four for a week, change a lightbulb and put up shelves, do martial arts in PE, and sew on buttons/mend rips in clothes. Times tables would be taught for 10 minutes a week, and handwriting would be based on legibility not what some cartoon book says, and geography would involve maps. Science would cover the best way to get your house and clothes clean; IT would be how to not get groomed on facebook; and RE would be replaced with "how to be a good friend and human being"
The government would shut me down in hours."
I already have enough parents who want to send their kids, but need people with the necessary skills to do set up, source funding etc.
Sounds quite like my boys school but in smaller bites depending on each childs ability.
You forgot the bit about sex ed; teaching children to love one another, respect each other and ones self and not to have any until you're in a long term committed relationship and not randomly with all and sundry! Jezzer would be out of a job within weeks!!!
I think I would want all parents to be CRB checked so that they can do a regular slot helping out if they want to - to add to the optional afternoon stuff
So far, I'm Head Teacher and Indigo is Chief Governor. We need another teacher plus a Secretary Governor and Financial Governor to really get this off the ground. Indigo is researching the how to's and funding, and we'll go from there if it's viable.
It may be that we also recruit a Pastoral Teacher and there is a weekly boarding option...
Sign, we're looking at Free Schools not independent... Also, September 2012 will be pushing it, we think, and by 2013 I could look into moving house as I'm in a flat at the moment and want kids in a few years; will have to see where life takes me first
Pidjin, I think that curriculum would benefit ANYONE, not just those with SN! I wish they'd taught us things like that at my school. I can do algebra but I'm struggling to work out a budget for when I leave home, etc...
O.K- the school I've been looking for- if this is serious,count me in !I've been saying I want to set up a free school (but not a clue how to do it- I'll help if I can)but ds has sld- would it be for ALL children ?
Lolli, would you like a job for when you finish uni? We'll teach you to budget and you can teach... well, whatever you want! Dp works from home - I chatted to him over the weekend - and has volunteered for the 8:30 run around slot when he's around
Some kind of massive old vicarage we can live in and convert to classrooms in North Hants seems best at the moment...