Within the school the children are taught in two mixed-age classes. Each class covers one key stage, ie one infant and one junior class. The teachers employ a variety of teaching methods including individual, group and whole class teaching. The methods are chosen to best meet the needs of the children.
The education offered at the school is both academic and pastoral. We have high expectations of the children, in both work and behaviour, we are committed to enabling them to achieve at the highest levels possible as well as helping them to grow up into independent, caring and thoughtful individuals.
The curriculum offered at the school meets all the requirements of the national curriculum. Copies of these curriculum documents are available in school.
We follow programmes of study appropriate to the stages of the individual child’s educational, social and emotional development. Pupils with special educational needs are fully supported in the school and may follow modified programmes of study at the Headteacher’s discretion.
The National Curriculum consists of:
English, Maths, Science, ICT and R.E. – The core subjects
Geography, History, Music, P.E., – The foundation subjects
Design and Technology, Art,
Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
For each subject the programme of study sets out what the children should be taught at each key stage. Years 1 and 2 make up key stage one, Years 3,4,5, and 6 make up key stage two. The foundation stage covers both nursery and reception and runs from age 3 to 5.