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Clothing

We understand that clothing helps us to feel comfortable and protected, and helps us show up as our authentic selves. We wear clothes to meet many physical, sensory and psychological needs. Our whole-human approach to clothing at Hawthorn Learning is informed by our values:

Agency

All individuals have ultimate choice and responsibility over what they wear to the learning settings.

Balance

We recommend considering a need for balance and to regulate physically and sensorially when choosing clothes to wear to the learning setting. We might bear in mind balancing our choices with the environment in which we will be, the activities we will be doing, and with the needs and feelings of others. 

Courage

Hawthorn Learning will provide an environment where everyone feels safe to courageously express themselves.

Diversity

All types of dress from all types of cultures, identities and personality types are celebrated here.

Exploration

People are able to explore their identity and style safely here.

Facilitation

We encourage people to consider what clothing will facilitate their activities within their setting most effectively and safely.

Growth

People grow and learn best when they are regulated as a whole human. Ensure your clothing meets your needs so you can make room for personal growth.

T-shirts and hoodies

We will be offering super comfortable and soft t-shirts and hoodies in a variety of colours with the Hawthorn Learning logo on. These are completely optional and will be available to buy on a pre-order basis each term. They will be an excellent option for members of the setting who need the safety and predictability of “school clothes”, whilst offering choice and agency over colour. Again, these are not a requirement at any time, just something that might be nice to have for some.

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