Innovative Learning Pathways: Gaia Learning Introduces Revolutionary Flexible Timetable

By Melissa Harvey

September musings: New adventures, new memories. New knowledge, every

September musings: New adventures, new memories. New knowledge, every fall. But seeing you again, was the best of them all.
― B.K. Sweeting.

Seeing one another again each day is a delight for learners, educators and the wider Gaia Learning team alike, especially when each and every one of us is in control of our daily needs and goals

Although the first month of a new term is already drawing to a close, it’s never too late to officially welcome and celebrate new beginnings. Indeed new adventures, new memories, and new friends have been made here at Gaia Learning - we’ll always remember the launch of our first fully flexible timetable for the 2023-24 academic year.

If you've been following Gaia Learning for a while, you’ll know that providing accessible, safe, and nurturing education to neurodivergent thinkers is at the heart of our every endeavour. Our team continues to grow with like-minded educators striving to support learners and their families to find peace, understanding, and unconditional support on their quest to find the perfect educational alternative. We are equally dedicated to supporting our school partnerships in providing a balanced, quality education for those students who struggle to attend or access appropriate learning in their school. 

Who is it for?

This September’s first official cohort of learners (including 1:1 sessions, flexible homeschooling support, additional learning, and school partnerships), has welcomed a beautiful array of neurodivergent individuals and families seeking a different approach to education. From debilitating anxiety and PTSD, to ADHD, ASD, Asperger’s and Tourette’s Syndrome, Gaia Learning’s virtual classrooms are providing endless possibilities to support extensive additional learning needs including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia, and other specific sensory and auditory processing disorders. Undiagnosed conditions, social anxiety, school refusal, and other traumatic experiences may also have been a catalyst to instigate a change in style and pace of learning; notwithstanding a parent or caregiver’s innate feeling that traditional schooling was simply not the correct, permanent fit for their child.

Whilst the kids are loving learning again, teachers are too…

I started teaching at Gaia Learning this term, and my heart sang at a recent comment from a parent of a neurodivergent learner (ADHD, ASD & dyslexia). He is proudly finding his happy place at Gaia Learning: 

“He told me he is really looking forward to tomorrow's session. It's lovely to see him so happy again.” 

At Gaia Learning, we embrace our marvellous differences and rejoice in this unique opportunity to learn through real-life experiences. Not only do we help build confidence, strengthen social skills, and encourage strong learning connections, but we also allow young people to explore their wider interests, hobbies and aspirations. Personalised paths of discovery and tailor-made learning journeys truly foster a lifelong love of learning. Children should always be free to find their passion, develop knowledge, and enjoy meaningful experiences - that’s why our flexible curriculum and ready-made courses positively enable a malleable solution, inclusive and supportive of all learners. 

If you are in search of a comprehensive learning partner for your child, whether as support for their current schooling, a hybrid educational approach, individual support, or an alternative method, we invite you to reach out to us. We are continuously broadening our horizons and welcoming collaborations with additional schools and academy trusts, to bring world-class education to more neurodivergent learners.