Metanoia Schools are bound by the common belief and principles of Eureka Learning Systems (ELS) that permeates through the structure of the school day and the individualised approach to curriculum delivery. The focus for all children is to develop cognition (thinking for meaning) – and it is this “changed way of thinking” that not only allows teachers to approach children differently, but allows a child to move from a mind that is often ‘chaotic” and irrational to one that is controlled and ordered.
Metanoia Schools believe that addressing and providing interventions for “barriers to learning” takes precedence over a “one-size fits all” curriculum. Educational intervention is provided to every child using the ELS programme. This programme, with its integrated approach to addressing visual and auditory perception, language, literacy and numeracy, is integral to curriculum delivery and the way the curriculum is delivered to each individual child. Metanoia Schools have developed a holistic curriculum, which is guided by and “mapped onto” the national curriculum.
The method and strategies used in ELS interventions and curriculum delivery are based on developments in the field of neuroscience. This includes increasing understanding of brain development, neuronal activity and brain ‘plasticity’.