The school continues to provide a varied and balanced curriculum in its effort to prepare its pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
We ensure that all pupils study the five compulsory areas of study and four educational themes set down in the Education Reform Order. The areas of study are English, Mathematics, Science and Technology and Creative and Expressive Studies. The four educational themes are Cultural Heritage, Education for Mutual Understanding, Information Technology and Health Education. The educational themes are taught as an integrated part of the five compulsory areas of study.
The details of the curriculum taught in each class are available for inspection in school.
Subject coordinators and class teachers ensure that each class programme has both continuity and progression. The Principal, Vice-Principal and Head of Key Stage One meet regularly with teachers in order to monitor and evaluate work being taught.
We are pleased that the school enrolment has increased sufficiently to allow us to have eight classes. Class size in Key Stages 1 and 2 this year is around 24 pupils. Internally classes are organised in groups, i.e. ability groups, groups of mixed ability, peer and random groups.
Differentiation/Special Educational Needs
Each teacher will provide a full programme of work for all children in the class, whatever their ability.
Where pupils with special educational needs are identified they will be allocated individual learning programmes in literacy and numeracy. Two part-time teachers are employed to work with those children in need of additional support. Regular monitoring is carried out and, where necessary, advice and support is sought from the Area Board’s Educational Psychology Service.
Homework makes an important contribution in consolidating and extending the work children do in school.
1. has practice in what is taught in school.
2. has a chance to find out things for himself.
3. can prepare for new work in school.
1. see what the child is doing in school.
2. can give support for what the school is doing.
Please show an interest in your child’s work and encourage them to do their best.
School staff are aware of the spiritual development of children we aim to make sure that their needs are catered for. Religious Education is a compulsory subject on the curriculum. We teach an agreed syllabus which is Christian and non-denominational. Local ministers regularly take part in assembly. If parents do not want their child to be taught the Religious Education curriculum or to take part in the short act of worship, they must let the school know by speaking to the Principal personally concerning the matter. It is your right to withdraw your child from religious education classes.