Buxworth School is a small, rural, community school in the Peak District of Derbyshire.
It is a co-educational school for children aged four and a half to eleven years. It has no religious affiliations.
Aims of the School
During their time at Buxworth School we seek to ensure that children will reach their full potential. Consideration will be given to physical, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, social and spiritual growth. We aim to:-
- Create an environment in which to work which is friendly, happy and secure, and contains bright, lively and stimulating display
- Provide equality of opportunity for everyone in the school community and recognise each child as an individual
- Promote self-confidence and independence whilst respecting and appreciating the needs and differences of others
- Equip children with skills and knowledge necessary to function within the village community as well as within a fast changing world
- Establish close links between school, parents and the wider community including our pre-school
As Headteacher, I would like to welcome you to our school. .
We moved into our new premises in 2003 and are delighted with our well-resourced spacious rooms and attractive surroundings.
We wish our children to have special and happy memories of their time at Buxworth School and value highly the positive relationships we have built between children, parents, staff, governors and our neighbouring community.
We have a lot to be proud about at Buxworth School. Our Ofsted report in 1999 recognised the good practice seen here.
I would be pleased to show you around Buxworth School, for you to feel the friendly atmosphere here, give you the opportunity to meet the staff and see the children as they work and play together.
As a small school, our numbers allow a great deal of individual or small group teaching, with all work matched to the child's capabilities. Children may work with others of a similar ability whatever their age.
Our School is currently taking part in an Able and Talented programme run with our local cluster of schools. Children, throughout the School, with talents in different areas of the curriculum have taken part in a variety of workshops ? thinking skills, drama, music, environmental education, 3D art, sculpture and writing
We trust that you will enjoy wandering around our web site, not forgetting to visit the calendar and updating your diary..
Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2.
Class 1 comprises of three year groups. The class is taught by Mrs. Linda Cooper (Tuesday to Friday) and Mrs. Julie Bland (Monday). The children are also supported by Mrs. Sue Mellor (Teaching assistant) and Mrs. Michelle Francomb(Teaching assistant). The class will usually have an overall Topic for a term or half term and lots of the work will be linked to this topic. However, activities and individual and group work will be varied according to the age and ability of the children. In Mathematics and Literacy differentiation according to ability is paramount and is achieved through careful planning.
Year 3, 4,5,6.
Key Stage 2 class is comprised of these year groups. The class is taught by Mrs. Lesley Hartley and Miss Louise Moore. The class is also supported by Miss Jayne Wright. This class also follows topics in the Foundation subjects and coverage of the various topics is planned over three years. Activities and teaching are again differentiated according to the children's individual needs.
Buxworth School Class long term topic plans.
Class One's topic plan can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Three year topic plan 2005 - 2008.doc