Children are organised in mixed ability classes in single age groups. A proportion of the work undertaken by the children is organised around thematic approaches, often based primarily around a single subject of the National Curriculum.
The children are taught in a variety of group sizes, from whole class lessons to individual children. We organise our classes to provide the best advantage for the children. Our aim is to ensure that each child will achieve his or her best.
There are two main criteria that determine where a child sits in a class:
- Ability groups – the majority of children in primary education, although not in streamed classes, are grouped by ability within the class (within this aspect, the ability or otherwise of the child to cope with the pace of the work as well as the content will be taken into account). This leads to more effective curriculum planning and to the successful raising of children’s attainment.
- Behaviour – we know that some children are better apart from others and work very hard to place children in classrooms where they will not be disruptive or disrupted.
As professionals, we are constantly seeking to get the best from every child, and we know that an upset child will not learn as effectively as a happy child. The teaching methods we use in our School, and our approach to discipline and behaviour is organised to create a great learning atmosphere and ethos.
Throughout all your time with us we will keep in close contact with you. We do operate a texting service that gives you reminders and alerts. If we have any concerns about your child we will contact you to discuss the issues. We strongly believe that a proactive relationship and partnership between school and parents can be a real boost for all our children’s self being, effectiveness and progress. Please also contact us if you feel there is information that would be helpful to us in supporting your child.