School Organisation

Classes are generally organised into year groups, although mixed aged classes may be used if numbers in a year group are insufficient to make a full third class.

The teachers in each year group work closely together, with one teacher having responsibility for co-ordinating the work for the whole year group. Teaching assistants are used to ensure all children achieve as well as they can.

In addition to year leaders, there are also members of staff with special skills who take responsibility for developing areas of the curriculum. These include mathematics, literacy, science, SEN, art, music, R.E., I.T., history, geography and P.E.

The work of each year group is topic based, incorporating the levels and attainment targets required by the National Curriculum depending on the age of the children. You will receive a termly letter giving you an outline view of the work to be covered during the term. Further information can be found on our website. Sex education, healthy living and safety awareness are included as part of Personal, Social and Health Education, (PSHE) or Science.

There are no formal sex education lessons, but children are taught how to look after their bodies, and be safe. Anatomically correct terminology will be used when speaking about body parts. Any direct questions will be answered honestly but with the age and understanding of the child taken into account.

All curriculum policies and guidance are available for viewing at school. Please call into the office if you are interested in any particular area of the curriculum.

There are three opportunities for parents to formally meet with their child’s teacher each year, although teacher’s are always available for 10 minutes before and after school for exchange of information.