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Nurturing children Through education

Merrywood Education follows a model of nurturing children through education, based on the neuro science of developmental trauma.

Nurturing children Through education

Merrywood Education follows a model of nurturing children through education, based on the neuro science of developmental trauma.

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OUR CURRICULUM AT MERRYWOOD

ENABLING GROWTH

P.A.C.E AT MERRYWOOD

LONDON & SURREY

OUR CURRICULUM AT MERRYWOOD

ENABLING GROWTH

P.A.C.E AT MERRYWOOD

curriculum

OUR CORE VALUES
Children benefit from an individualised, inclusive and nurturing setting where they have the opportunity to explore deep-rooted issues and traumas through therapy.

SAFETY

We act in a safe way, we look after each other and we are free from harm here at Merrywood. Merrywood is a safe environment in which to explore some of the difficulties we face in our lives.

SECURITY

We talk about our feelings, manage our emotions and offer support and guidance when we are feeling wobbly. Security helps us to have a strong sense of belonging at Merrywood and helps us to learn and manage our own mental health.

EQUALITY

We are all humans at Merrywood and we look after each other. Every person in Merrywood is equal. Equality means we can all be ourselves here at Merrywood and feel part of the Merrywood family.

THERAPY WITHIN

EDUCATION

Therapy Dogs

Our therapy dogs are trained to provide affection… MORE

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapist supports our children’s physical … MORE

Play Therapy

Our Play Therapist works weekly with our children … MORE

Educational Psychology

The role of our educational psychologist is to increase our children’s … MORE

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy is integrated into our curriculum … MORE

WILDERNESS THERAPY | AND MORE

Our core aim is to provide a nurturing space for children to grow educationally, emotionally, morally and socially. Children develop a deep understanding of themselves as an individual and a connected part of society. They learn to understand and value themselves and their unique offering and grow an appreciation of learning, realising their ability to engage with education.

“Pupils describe Merrywood as a ‘loving, safe and happy place where we achieve more than just an education’ Ofsted Nov 2021”

Lucy Lee

head of school

Lucy has spent her whole career in education. helping children from different backgrounds reach their full potential and develop a love of learning.
Lucy’s Bsc in Psychology lead on to her helping those with additional needs and this knowledge was transferred when completing QTS and moving into education. Leading teams in schools to embed a love of learning and ‘an everyone can achieve’ approach have been driving factors when mentoring teachers, teaching children and supporting families navigate a frustrating education system.

Continuing to develop a passion for trauma informed practice Lucy is completing a Trauma Informed Practitioner Status alongside a National Professional Qualification in Headship.

Every child has a right to learn but not all children learn in the same way. By changing the environment to a safe, nurturing environment for children to flourish in is at the heart of everything Merrywood stands for.

Lucy is clear in that Merrywood’s therapeutic, individualised approach to learning will empower children to be resilient, confident and reflective learners for life.

Lucy is a qualified Trauma Informed Practitioner and working towards her NPQ Headship.

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STAFF STRUCTURE

Merrywood’s
SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT
The Merrywood family recognises their professional and statutory responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of all children in their care. Safeguarding is passionately driven and will be at the heart of all decision making and interventions. We strive every day to provide an environment in which children feel safe, valued and aspire to achieve the best they can be, knowing they are fully supported. Our children will be respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, knowing they will be listened to. All staff will maintain an attitude of “It could happen here”.

If you have any concerns relating to the safeguarding of a child, please report this to our Designated Safeguard Lead immediately at dsl@merrywood.org.uk or contact the school on 02086481906

Merrywood’s
SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT
The Merrywood family recognises their professional and statutory responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of all children in their care. Safeguarding is passionately driven and will be at the heart of all decision making and interventions. We strive every day to provide an environment in which children feel safe, valued and aspire to achieve the best they can be, knowing they are fully supported. Our children will be respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, knowing they will be listened to. All staff will maintain an attitude of “It could happen here”.

If you have any concerns relating to the safeguarding of a child, please report this to our Designated Safeguard Lead immediately at dsl@merrywood.org.uk or contact the school on 02086481906

Merrywood’s Needs Based
Curriculum
We place our children’s personal and social development at the very centre of everything we do, helping to create well rounded, happy children who can access learning.