"THE BEST CLASSROOM AND THE RICHEST CUPBOARD ARE ROOFED ONLY BY THE SKY" - MARGARET MCMILLAN

V i s i o n / E t h o s

V i s i o n / E t h o s

The PLACE Independent School was set up to meet the needs of young people who find it difficult to achieve in mainstream environments where their emotional and developmental needs cannot be met. 

 

We have provided outdoor learning experiences for young people since 2014 and all of us at The PLACE Independent School work with young people in line with the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and attachment theory to help young people learn, grow and develop. 

 

We believe that no young person should be failed as a direct result of their past experiences and complex histories, and we are committed to helping them overcome adversity and provide a positive influence upon their current and future lives. 

 

 

Our mission is to: 

 

  • Develop emotional insight and self-management within a learning setting

  • Promote respect for authority figures as safe attachments

  • Develop physical health via adventure

  • Promote peer relationships and the skills to manage these successfully 

  • Prepare young people for future success without limits 

  • Utilise nature and outdoor learning to meet the learning needs of children 

  • Manage, re-direct, and overcome challenging behaviour in a way that promotes rather than masks individual change.

Cate Tumman - Headteacher

M e e t  O u r  T e a m

Cate Tunman

Head Teacher

 NVQ 5 in Leadership & Management, BA Hons in Education. New to Headship training.

John Steward

School Proprietor 

PhD, MA, MSc

Julia Whitesides

Deputy Head

B Ed Hons In Design and Technology, Threshold Standard for Teachers, Postgrad in Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

Emma Painter-Evans

SENCO

 BA Hons in Photography, Certificate in Education.

Andy McCrea

Qualified Teacher/PE Lead

 BSc in Sports and Exercise Science.

 

Stuart Vickers

Qualified Teacher Humanities/Environmental Sciences Lead

  BA in Criminology. Cert in Chemistry for Secondary Teaching. Post grad cert in Secondary Education - Science with Chemistry. 

Andy George

Positive Behaviour Support Lead

Foundation Degree Primary

Teaching and Learning.

Kevin Prince

Teaching Assistant - Unqualifed- registered and started NVQ3 in supporting teaching and learning (May 18)

Wendy Rockley

Teaching Assistant - Unqualifed- registered and started NVQ3 in supporting teaching and learning (May 18)

Adele Bee

Teaching Assistant - BTech Hons Degree in Special and Inclusive Education, Level 3 BTech in Supportng Traumatised Children.

Georgie Beadman

Qualified Teacher/Maths Lead   BA Degree Primary Education

Lisa O'Dell

Teaching Assistant - Level 3 award in Education and Training, Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

Cathy Harrison

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Lucy Woolley

Teaching Assistant - City & Guilds Early Years and Education Level 3

Jen Simm

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Abbie Bentley

Qualified Teacher/English Lead  BA Degree English Literature

Farida Khan

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Amy Richardson

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Dave Raes

Caretaker - Craft Certificate in Brick work and Concrete. PAT testing, Asbestos and COSHH Awareness

Sam Langley

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Adrian Lawson

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Katherine Armes

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Elizabeth Hudson

Teacher 

Nichola Parlett

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Laura Dickinson

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Wendy Brown

Secretary

Paige Tribe

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Jade Fisher

Teaching Assistant - unqualified

Important Information

To view our prospectus and other important information please click on the link below:

British values

 To view our Promotion of British values at The PLACE Independent School, click on the link below:

Ofsted report

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Important Information

To view our prospectus and other important information please click on the link below:

British values

 To view our Promotion of British values at The PLACE Independent School, click on the link below:

Ofsted reports

To view our latest OFSTED reports click on one of the links below:

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Headteacher: Cate Tumman

Contact Us

Tel: 01949 844440

Email: cate@theplaceindependentschool.co.uk

Addresses

Main School                            Upper School

The PLACE                              The PLACE 
Independent School                Independent School

Hill Farm, Belvoir Road,           Jericho Lane

Bottesford, NG13 0EA             Barkestone NG13 0HF

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