The Bloo House Independent School in Surrey follows a method of educating that is based on the principle that children have an innate curiosity and interest in learning. Our curriculum is innovative and modern, yet also takes influences from pedagogies such as Waldorf-Steiner, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Forest School.
Is Bloo House a Steiner School?
We are not categorised as a Steiner School or a Montessori School, but we do take influence from their techniques and attitudes towards education. We provide a broad and encompassing environment for children to develop their skills and knowledge.
Our philosophy draws upon the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist at Harvard University who developed the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. His theory suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. This means that the curriculum and style of learning promoted by the vast majority of schools is not encompassing enough. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. Our Bloo House 8 Aptitudes Model is our unique approach to delivering our subject teaching and to assessing individual learning based on these eight intelligences.
Creative School Surrey
The infrastructure of our curriculum is creativity. This creativity enables our teachers to consistently offer inspiring and stimulating lessons that encourage our children to be engaged and interested in their learning. Many of the children discuss their learning at home; they make connections between other subjects and what they have been taught that day. They continue to ask questions about their learning and foster the desire to share, to seek and to teach others and to be compassionate members of society.