Shebear Connection Centre has been founded to cater for a variety of young people from age 5 to 18, including: Home Educatedchildren; Children with Mild Special Educational Needs and young people for whom conventional mainstream education is unsuitable.
At the centre, we believe passionately in facilitating young people’s connection to knowledge. This is achieved through self directed activity and/or project based learning, in their own way at their own pace.
A learning conducive environment is created by experienced adult facilitators who encourage young people to explore and connect to their own natural curiosity in how things work.
The centre positively encourages questioning, critical thinking and exploration to bring out the young person’s own innate skills. Most importantly children learn to feel more connected to knowledge, their environment, their peers and especially themselves.
We are committed to making sure every member gets the most benefit possible out of their time at the Centre.
Everyone within a Shebear Connection Centre has equal status – be that a young person attending the Centre, a facilitating adult or a volunteer. This means that children all have an equal say in decisions relating to activities and learning during their time at the Centre. This is based on everyone’s understanding that it is of the utmost importance to keep themselves, their peers, their environment and their resources safe at all times.
See our Guiding Principles here
See our Typical Day here
See our Learning Approaches here
It is the plan to set up a series of learning centres all over the UK and then possibly over the world. Profits from the first centre will go towards the next and so on until we establish alternative education everywhere. Let us start with Hertfordshire!!