Our broad and balanced curriculum will stimulate your child to acquire knowledge and develop individual skills. Children’s achievements are celebrated and everyone enjoys success and praise regularly during their time in school. We encourage children to become independent and confident in both their work and social development.
There are three Key Stages within our school (click for more information)
We use a wide variety of teaching methods according to the needs of the children and the nature of the activity. They include whole class, small group and individual teaching. Children are often grouped according to ability and experience. The groups may be different according to the task and will be flexible to reflect individual strengths.
In the summer term of Years 2 and 6, the children carry out the required Standard Assessment Tasks and Tests (SATs).
Parents have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress at Parents Evening which are held each term and are informed of how their child has done at the end of the summer term as part of their child’s annual school report.
Our RE Coordinator is Mrs McNulty
As a Catholic School Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is in accordance with The Way, The Truth and The Life the agreed Catholic syllabus. Assembly is an important part of our school day when we meet together as a community. It is a time when it is possible to share the Gospel values, to place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. We join our Parish Community on a regular basis for Mass, with classes of children attending on a Friday morning.
Special Educational Needs
Our SEN Coodinator is Mrs Harrison
Children’s progress is constantly monitored and assessed and careful records are kept. Occasionally we find that a child does not make the progress we expect. If this were the case parents would be consulted and appropriate steps to support the child taken. An Individual Education Plan may be made with individual targets, review dates and ideas to help parents to support their child at home. If targets continue not to be met, outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists or Behaviour Specialists may be called upon for extra support. After further consultation with parents the Local Education Authority (LEA) may have to make a statutory assessment based on specialist advice. The LEA may then draw up a Statement of Special Educational Needs. This describes all of the child’s needs and all the special help that should be provided.