How we learn

All pupils are taught in small class groups with the average class size being nine pupils. Every class in additional to a teacher has an average of two Learning Support Assistants. This helps to ensure that all pupils receive an appropriate balance of whole class, small group and individual teaching.

Teachers deliver lessons that are lively and interesting.  Pupils respond enthusiastically to questions and tasks that are set.

Ofsted Report, March 2016

In our experience, children make best progress when placed full-time at the school. This enables them to become fully included in the curriculum and other learning experiences offered by the school.

The class teacher will ensure that all staff engage positively with your child and understand his or her needs. Staff will meet regularly to ensure that they are using consistent and effective approaches with your child. Specialist approaches are used to support pupils’ learning and these include:

  • Alternative communication systems
  • Access to personal or adapted ICT equipment
  • Use of visual timetables, social stories, work stations, particularly for pupils on the autistic spectrum
  • Learning mentors and other experienced staff to support children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties