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Early Years



We believe that pupils learn best when they are active participants in planned, educational experiences which are appropriate to the level of development.  We want our pupils to experience a sense of success through their achievement and to develop confidence and spiritual and moral values.

Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary Classes

We have a Foundation Stage which incorporates the Early Learning goals with an emphasis on the development of functional communication.

We provide a holistic approach to assessment and learning which is supported by other professionals which we call the multi-disciplinary team. Access to the hydrotherapy pool and sensory room facilitate a variety of teaching approaches.

Pupils may start from around 30 months and gradually build on their time until they attend full time by their fifth year.

In Key Stage 1 (age 5 to 7) we begin to follow the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects of English,
Maths and Science,

Computing, Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, PE (Physical Education) and PSCHE (Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education.  We teach reading using a structured phonics scheme using a scheme known as Letters and Sounds. All subjects are delivered to meet individual need in a way which enhances the learning of all pupils.

In Key Stage 2 (age 8 to 11) we continue to follow the National Curriculum with the opportunity to group pupils of similar ability across classes for Literacy and Numeracy.   Pupils continue to access specialist facilities and are encouraged to develop an increased sense of independence.  Pupils have access to appropriate outdoor play equipment to encourage physical development and play skills.