Being a one and a half-form entry school means we can take forty-five children in each year group. The children are organised chronologically. In Reception the children are provisionally allocated to one of the two classes. The pattern established on admission means that children will progress through the school with children of their own age, normally in a class with less than a chronological year between them.
The organisation pattern for 1½ forms of entry:
Nursery (Fir) – (15 hour and 30 hours places)
Within each class the teaching and learning will vary from whole class teaching to group work –either independently or under the direction of an adult – and children working individually.
Teachers will group children for some activities using a variety of criteria and work maybe differentiated according to age or the ability of individual children.
Our pattern of organisation allows staff and children to work closely together within their Key stage groups. Planning across a Key stage group facilitates equity in provision and allows staff to share each other’s strengths. We know our children very well and cater for their individuality.
Mrs Halai works as a KS2 writing moderator. This involves her visiting different schools and discussing writing judgements with the teachers at the other schools. Her training is reviewed annually, and this supports us in making sure that we are always evaluating our own writing curriculum correctly.