I came across flexi-schooling a couple of years ago when my lovely little school began to suffer from a declining pupil roll. The demographics of the locality have gone through a significant change in recent years, leaving us with very few young families locally. Since making the flexi offer I have been totally won over by the values and advantages of flexi-schooling.
My school sits in the heart of the Peak District, where we make the most of our beautiful surroundings through use of 'the big outdoors' whenever possible. We provide a huge range of curriculum breadth: forest school, circus skills, dance and an outward bound programme to name but a few. Our preference for curriculum provision is to focus on a creative approach to learning. We have an exceptional adult pupil ratio with only 16 pupils on roll and two pupils in our nursery class. This enables us to focus very much on the individuals.
Our flexi offer is based on a three day week, these days are set; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The two 'home school' days are recorded on the register as a code C which is the recommended code that Ofsted like to see being used.
I ask that families keep a diary of the learning that takes place on the 'home school' days, and will from time to time request some input based on what has been happening in school. I am happy to work with individual families regarding this approach as each family has their own ideas on how they would like to use their home-school days.
If you are within travelling distance of our very special little school and would be interested in further discussion regarding our flexi offer, please do get in touch.