We organise what we do in school around the needs of the community.
We focus our provision on the education of the whole child: academic, spiritual, emotional cultural and physical. It is essential that each child learns the basic skills of reading writing, mathematics and ICT to the absolute best of his/her ability and we teach these with rigour and through an increasingly rich, colourful and varied curriculum.
Early Learning is a major focus at Ashlands. We have a Foundation Unit, comprising Nursery and Reception Class. In keeping with our aim to ‘Serve at the Heart of the Community’ we have developed ‘wrap around care’ to complement education provision in the Nursery. Parents now have the option of accessing full-time nursery facilities.
The behaviour policy at Ashlands is ‘fair and firm’ and complemented by the Home School Agreement. We make every effort to ensure that each child feels happy and secure in school and has a sense of being cared for and valued for who they are. If for any reason a child is worried, becomes worried or upset we act immediately, work with parents and always follow through.
At Ashlands we have a heavy investment in Special Needs. Each child is special and his/her needs are addressed and tracked through our rigorous and ongoing assessment procedures. When and where necessary we put in place individual learning programmes and ensure that outside agencies support the school and families.
This is just a snap shot of what we do and who we are. Do stroll though our web site and feel free to come and see us at work.