Discover and Be was founded by two experienced and passionate teachers, specialising in early years and primary education and music.
Rhiannon Harman and Sheila Datoo became colleagues in 2008, working closely as a team to provide primary school children in their care with a rich and diverse curriculum experience. Early in 2015, the team decided to set up an educational service, focusing on a creative, child-centred approach to teaching and learning. The duo also wanted to explore in more depth the key role of the parent in a child’s learning journey.
“Having taught children of all ages and abilities over a number of years, we both recognise that the most important factor in supporting a child’s learning is the communication triangle between educator, parent and child. The more learning experiences a child shares with a parent, the more confident, open and inquisitive they will become as learners.”
Rhiannon and Sheila share a passion for hands on, creative learning experiences. Their goal is simply to make learning meaningful and inspiring for children. As the word ‘educate’, from the Latin educare, ‘to lead out’, suggests, Discover and Be aims to focus on not what is put into the child, but what can be led out of each individual.
“We feel it is important to access all learning styles and engage all abilities in this way, in order for each child to develop holistically and achieve the most out of each learning experience. We hope that our name ‘Discover and Be’ reflects this philosophy.”