The school follows closely any guidance and recommendations provided by the Department for Education and Employment and the Local Education Authority. All children follow a broad curriculum at a level suited to their age and ability.
Class teachers are responsible for all basic curriculum teaching and for the general conduct and welfare of the children within their class.
The school curriculum which is under constant review by the staff is based on the National Curriculum.
Careful planning is carried out to make sure that our children experience a wide range of subjects with the right amount of time devoted to each learning area. In addition, we ensure the learning process is both continuous and progressive and that knowledge is built upon previous experience. Sometimes this will require setting the children in ability groups within a class or a year group.
The progress of your child will be checked by the teachers as part of their day-to-day work, and also by national tests which every child will take at the ages of 7 and 11. Your child will also take annual standardised tests in English and Mathematics.
Copies of all schemes of work, policies and OFSTED reports are available in school.
Children in reception class are working on the 'Foundation Stage'. This covers ages 3 - 5 and focusses on the basic skills they will need in Year 1.
The Foundation Stage covers:
Personal, social and emotional development.
Communication, language and literacy.
Knowledge and understanding of the world.