All aspects of school life work on the ‘Positive Approach’ to learning. Monitoring and testing are used to profile an individual’s strengths and weakness regularly.
We use a range of NFER tests including Cognitive Ability Tests to track children’s progress. Formal reports are sent home termly, but parents meetings, both planned and ad-hoc provide a continuous dialogue between home and school.
Class sizes are below average and children are treated as individuals with their own needs being met as required. Our school family is made up of children of different abilities, background beliefs and cultures. We teach the children to respect these differences and in the same way communication with parents is vital and we work hard at maintaining good relationships based on trust and communication.
"All staff, including leaders and managers, maintain regular contact with parents and carers. Parents and carers say that they are always kept fully informed about activities in school and the progress that their children are making. One parent or carer called the school 'a family' and spoke warmly about the many school events that parents and carers take part in and the open communication that exists between parents, carers and all staff.” – (Ofsted, December 2014)
Formal reports are sent home termly, but parents meetings, both planned and ad-hoc provide a continuous dialogue between home and school.
In the Autumn term there is also the opportunity to see the school at work during one of our 'Working Open Days.'