Your Child's Learning

In our experience, high expectations lead to high achievements. Such achievements are celebrated and we ensure everyone is valued as an individual and enjoys success and praise during their time in school.

Children make progress at their own rates and in their own ways and we realise the importance of building on the strengths and overcoming the weaknesses of each and every child while at the same time, boosting their self confidence. The curriculum is therefore broad and balanced, designed to capture their interest and spark their imagination. They will be introduced to new ideas, helped to develop important skills and good attitudes, and will be encouraged to become more independent as they progress through the school. The class teacher, who will get to know your child very well, will be pleased to involve you in their life at school.

Teaching Methods

We use a wide variety of teaching methods to suit the needs of the children and the nature of the activity. These include whole class, small group and individual teaching. Children are grouped with consideration for their learning needs.

Safeguarding Policy

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Special Educational Needs

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, or could benefit from some extra help, be it for educational, personal or social needs. In consultation with parents, appropriate steps will be taken to support the child.

An Individual Education Plan may be made with targets, review dates and ideas to help parents to support their child at home.

Our assessment procedures also identify children of very high academic ability and work will be planned to meet the learning requirements of these children.

Enrichment workshops are run throughout the year in conjunction with other schools in the Cheddar Valley.

Parents are kept fully informed at every stage.