THE SCHOOL DAY
8.55 am – 12 noon Key Stage 1,
12.15 pm Key Stage 2
1.10 pm – 3.15 pm
Reception – Year 6
There is a 15-minute break in the morning and a 10-minute break for Year 1 and Year 2 only in the afternoon. This allows 21 hours and 40 minutes per week teaching time for Key Stage 1 pupils and 23 hours and 45 minutes per week teaching time for Key Stage 2 pupils excluding daily collective worship, registration and break.
At present the school is divided into 7 classes over the 7 years age range. All classes are of a mixed ability. Various teaching methods are used within the school according to the requirements of the pupils at any particular time. The class may be taught as a whole group or in smaller groups according to the subject and the needs of the pupil.
The curriculum is differentiated to take account of the needs of individual pupils in order to support those with learning difficulties and to challenge the more able. All pupils have the right to equal learning opportunities. Ongoing assessment of work ensures pupils are offered a differentiated curriculum according to their needs and ability.
The class teachers give homework in accordance with the agreed school policy.
The school has a teacher providing Learning Support, who works with individual pupils on a weekly basis, currently all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Emphasis is on individual needs and the entitlement of the pupil to a broad, balanced differentiated curriculum.
The Special Educational Needs Policy is fully inclusive is reviewed in line with the Code of Practice. Pupils are identified early and assessed by our Learning Support Teacher. Targets are set on Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.s) to match the individual needs of the pupils. A computer programme, I.E.P. Writer aids this process. Reviews of pupils’ progress are held regularly and attended by parents, relevant professionals and the pupils. External support services and agencies are contacted whenever it is appropriate to meet the needs of the child.
Our school has a fine record of high quality music teaching and instrumental performance. Almost a quarter of our pupils play a musical instrument. Part-time music teachers visit the school weekly to give tuition in string and woodwind instruments.