Inspirational and passionate teachers are the best way to create fantastic learners – and we are very proud of the teaching team at our school. Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers use a range of teaching techniques and methodologies, aimed at ensuring that all pupils make good progress and develop the skills and confidence to exceed expectations.
We believe that all members of our school community – staff, parents and pupils, are partners in the learning journey. To that end, we encourage staff and children to take risks with their learning and to carefully evaluate and improve on their performance. Learning with purpose, and creative approaches to problem solving, planning and outcomes, forms the basis of teaching plans, and teaching approaches aim to develop not only a deep knowledge and understanding of the curriculum but the skills needed to put that learning to good use in different settings, including a focus on skills for future work.
We use the individual strengths and interests of our staff members to enhance the learning opportunities on offer. A flexible timetable allows staff to move around the school when appropriate. Specialist teachers in French and Music give pupils the chance to learn from subject experts, and our team of teaching assistants provides additional expertise and curriculum enhancement in a range of areas.
All parents and members of the community are encouraged to share their specific interests in order to broaden the provision available, as well as extend understanding of each other and our differences.
A team of teaching assistants enhances the teaching team, working alongside class teachers to support learning, enhance provision, provide specialist intervention and work in 1 to 1 and small group settings. Teaching assistants provide support for individual pupils on an as needed basis, and help to facilitate the effective delivery of the curriculum so that all pupils get the best possible learning experience.