Parents and carers are being offered more choice over their child’s education with the introduction of flexi schooling at our school.
The new initiative allows parents and children to work flexibly between home schooling and attendance at school. Children are still expected to meet goals and criteria, but flexi schooling will enable them to develop and learn at their own pace.
Sarah Maude, Head of School at Rackenford Primary, is a strong advocate of flexi schooling. She said: “Each child’s learning journey is different, and we’ve found that full-time attendance sometimes doesn’t fit with the child’s needs or a family’s philosophy of education.
“Offering flexi schooling will give parents and children the option to choose how they wish to learn, while still receiving the full support of the school. We are already working with a ‘flexi family’ and it’s incredibly encouraging to see how well it has suited that child and their ways of learning.”
Rackenford Primary is part of the Federation of Tiverton Schools. Head of the Federation, Sammy Crook, explains why they have decided to adopt flexi schooling at Rackenford: “We felt strongly that, as a Federation, we should try to offer all kinds of educational provision that parents seek, and Rackenford is the perfect school to introduce this.
“Sarah and her staff are experienced working across different age groups, and due to the small nature of the school, are used to looking outside of the school premises to aid learning. We are very excited to be able to offer flexi schooling to parents across Devon, and look forward to working with families to ensure the best learning experience for their children.”
Interested parents are invited to visit the school and meet Head of School Sarah Maude through appointment or at one of the Open Mornings, taking place on Thursday 7 June and Monday 18 June. To book please contact the school on 01884 881 354.