The Nursery curriculum is designed to promote the major aspects of the child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. We take pride in offering a happy and caring environment which provides an enriching experience for all our pupils. Our curriculum is broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant. It takes into account each child's progress. It promotes equal opportunities irrespective of gender, ethnic grouping or socio-economic background. It responds effectively to childrens' individual special educational needs. Through carefully structured sessions the children have the opportunity to select and to decide their own activities as well as take part in learning which is initiated by adults. Parents are valued as partners and we welcome their involvement in the Nursery. There is close liaison with the Main School to ensure a smooth transition from the Nursery.
Main School Curriculum
The school follows the National Curriculum at Key Stage One for Years One and Two. This means that every pupil studies the full breadth of the National Curriculum plus Religious Education. Information Communications Technology, PHSE and Environmental Education are also taught.
A full copy of the National Curriculum is available for reference in school. While some areas of the curriculum are sometimes taught as discreet subjects eg Maths, delivery of other subjects may be through topics which last a term. Examples of these are Minibeasts, Sound and Light, Materials and Our School. Sex Education is not taught formally, but childrens' questions will always be sensitively and appropriately answered.
Pupils With Special Educational Needs
The school's S.E.N. Policy has been drawn up in accordance with the Government's Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, and the Bucks County Policy. The full policy document is available for inspection in school, however the policy in outline is as follows.
“Special Educational Needs refers to the needs of the pupils which deny them maximum access to the curriculum and extra-curricular activities in school. The constraints may be any one or a combination or the following: physical, social, emotional, sensory or intellectual.”
We, at the Marsh School, believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that all our pupils have the same right of access to the mainstream curriculum. The Governing Body are committed to the notion of Special Needs across the curriculum and, to this end, we have appointed a Governor to meet periodically with the Headteacher and the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to monitor the implementation of our SEN Policy, and to facilitate a full parent partnership on developing an individual programme of learning for those children with special needs.