Each class is taught by its own class teacher and there is a teaching assistant or early years educator working in every class to aid teaching and learning. In addition we have a part-time specialist teacher working with identified children who are at risk of underachieving. We also employ a bilingual nursery nurse, bilingual teaching assistants and some pupil support assistants specifically for children with identified special educational needs. All children are in mixed ability classes although in some subjects for example, English and maths they may be grouped by their prior attainment.
Times of the School Day
The school day begins at 8.50 a.m. and finishes at 3.10 p.m. There is one short morning break for all children in Y1 and Y2 and lunch time is staggered but it lasts for an hour. All children work for 21 hours and 40 minutes per week.
Punctuality and Attendance
Punctuality and regular attendance are very important and research has shown that there is a strong correlation between good attendance and high achievement. Please ensure that children attend school regularly and arrive at school on time. Children should always be collected promptly from the playground at 3.10 p.m.