The Organisation of the School
Up until 2009 we admitted one-and-a-half classes each year, which we organised into mixed age classes. However, since then we have reverted to being two-form entry, that is, admitting 60 children each year in reception. We now have two classes in all year groups up to and including year 6.
The curriculum is thoroughly planned and teachers use a variety of methods to teach it. The methods used (such as whole class or group teaching) depend very much on the lesson content and on the needs of that particular group of children. Children with special needs usually have work differentiated for them (mostly in Literacy and Mathematics) and the more able pupils are given extension activities or set more challenging tasks wherever appropriate. Teachers are supported by a team of Teaching Assistants, who work with small groups and individuals within the class.