Classes are not streamed, but for some work children may be placed in groups that match their stage of development. We currently have one age group per class for Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6. However, we do have mixed age classes for Years 2/3 and 3/4. We may also mix classes up for certain activities as part of our philosophy of sharing learning and team work.
As part of our approach to teaching we try to link projects with educational visits. We have to ask for voluntary contributions from parents to cover the cost of these visits. We always attempt to find ways of keeping these costs to a minimum, but if there are insufficient funds then trips may have to be cancelled. Although we never plan to make a profit, should an underspend occur it will be used to offset the next trip.
Class teachers are responsible for the children in their class. The Headteacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral care and the class teacher refer matters of serious concern to the Headteacher or in their absence the Deputy Headteacher. The school has a More Able & Talented policy. Working with the LEA, the school aims to provide additional opportunities for those children that are displaying a particular talent or ability in individual areas. A school database is maintained and used to identify children that are more and exceptionally able or talented. Those children that are placed on the ‘Exceptionally Able’ register will receive an Individual Action Plan (IAP).
The school has clear policies in place and are committed to providing equality and an inclusive education. All children have access to all activities and support is available to ensure this. We encourage respect within school and the wider community. The school’s admissions policy does not discriminate against disabled children. Anyone can apply for their child to be admitted to our school and places are allocated according to LEA policy.
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