April is an Early Years and Childhood Thrive Practitioner and applies the Thrive therapeutic practices throughout the school. Her Foundation Degree in Early Years and her top-up BA Hons degree in Education, Society and Development enabled her to understand children from a very young age and understand how they grow and develop.
April believes that children should be children, and is an advocate for children’s Play. Children use their creativity while developing their imagination which is emphasised through Play. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them which is so important for the children here at The Greater Horseshoe School. To be able to support their play in a safe, nurturing environment is really important. It is important that children and young peoples Social and Emotional needs are met before their Academics. April believes that children are learning all the time, whether they are going for a walk or a drive in the car, they are curious and this will help fulfil their Social and Emotional needs more than ever. In or outside a classroom, they will learn life skills and learn how to be independent when they are ready to. April would like to give children and young people an opportunity to have a voice, to listen, to keep them reassured and to keep them safe.
April wants to give young people and children the opportunity to learn life skills, develop into a unique individual and flourish in the future. She Thrives from giving children and young people this skill and driven by excitement and challenges.