Harmony's Education Centre caters for many different aspects of education of children and young people.
Our Curriculum statement:
"The curriculum offered at The Harmony Centre is tailored to meet the needs of the young people who attend. All young people attending the Centre face a range of ‘barriers to learning’ and the curriculum offer is created to remove as many of these as we can."
The Centre is designed to ensure that young people have the best possible chance of a successful transition into a suitable education setting or education employment or training.
It is also created to ensure that we can offer personalised pathways for students with the most complex needs. The Education Centre includes facilities for young people, schools and students with learning and/or behavioural issues. who struggle with traditional schooling, have self excluded themselves or who have been de-registered.
The Centre provides an essential range of education topics up to GCSE for children with a wide range of behavioural or educational special needs. Small and larger group teaching is on offer and one to one can be arranged in exceptional circumstances.
Our clients include state and private schools as well as education authorities and a variety of special needs groups.
Harmony Education Centre is based in Cookham, Berkshire. For more details contact us via our Contact form and we’ll get back to you to discuss the options.
Harmony Alternative Education Ltd.
The Education Centre
Lower Mount farm,
Gate 1- Unit 13,
Sarah Baker (Primary): 07598 448689
Victoria Balls (Secondary): 07432 211616
Harmony provide education and services to all special needs children.
Most pupils are referred by a school or local authority pupil referral unit but some are directly sponsored by parents or guardians. In the first instance either discuss your child with the school to discover if there is any opportunity to obtain local authority funding or funding from the school.
If there is no opportunity of funding from that route, you can make an appointment at the Harmony Education Centre to discuss your child’s requirements. Harmony will be pleased to arrange interviews or informal discussions about your child’s needs.
Please complete the Referral Form which can be downloaded on the homepage and email to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the process. Harmony is happy to assist in completing the referral form.
At present, the Harmony Centre is a short stay education provision, for a maximum of 12 hours per week during term time.
This means Harmony does not currently offer full time education like a school. A pupil can only be referred to Harmony for a limited number of hours per week and this varies with the age group.
Pupils do not have to attend every week day and the pupils education plan at the Harmony Centre is agreed in advance with the pupils school and/or the pupils care professional. Where the pupil’s parents have opted their child out of formal education in a State or Public school, the plan is agreed with the parent(s) or guardian.
Harmony have Service Level Agreements with their clients. A client can be a Local Authority, State or Public School, a Parent or Guardian. The Agreement is an “Open Agreement” and the tuition hours will be mutually agreed from time to time up to the previously mentioned maximum. The open agreement means that the attendance, whilst it has to be agreed in advance with Harmony, can be a flexible arrangement to fit in with the pupils other education and/or health and/or personal needs.
Generally fees are invoiced to the referrer (client) monthly in arrears on a strictly 30 days Net basis. Other payment plans can be agreed, for example, advanced payment.
It is important to note that Harmony’s Service Level Agreement is a binding contract between, the referrer (client) and Harmony.
There are contractual notice periods required from the referrer for termination of the pupil's education at the Harmony Centre.
There is a legal obligation to pay Harmony’s fees in full until the Service Level Agreement has been properly terminated - please see Harmony’s Terms and Conditions of business in the footer of this website.
Harmony accept pupils of all school ages 5-18 years of age.
There is a Forest School at Harmony, which is run by Sarah Baker. She can be contacted via our Contact section.