Our aims are to prepare children for the next stage of education. This may take place at rising five. The first term at a junior school can be a daunting experience, we aim to make that transition as smooth as possible.
“To achieve our aims we provide a safe, rich, stimulating environment, in which a child is able to develop both academically and socially.”
At all times the welfare and safeguarding of our pupils and staff is paramount.
Abbotsbury School follows the guidelines set out by the Government to keep children safe and protected, if any child declares or shows any evidence of it not meeting the required levels of safety or well being, Abbotsbury School has a policy and procedure that it will follow to ensure the appropriate action is undertaken.
For us to implement the the desired curriculum, (We follow the Department of Educations document, Development Matters), we have created a system that allows our staff to ensure every child is accounted for. The aim is to meet every child’s individual needs no matter what its ability or background. Our system of curriculum implementation follows the following sequence.
Weekly and termly planning is undertaken by each class teacher, to ensure the correct activities and routines are designed to meet every individual child requirements within the age band of the curriculum.
The activities planned are implemented within each class setting to achieve the required outcomes. Each class teacher will develop and create various activities to achieve the desired outcomes for their allocated pupils.
Observation and Recording.
Further to implementing the planned curriculum activities, each child’s allocated key worker observes and records the children’s achievements and outcomes.
Overall our aims are to meet seven key features of effective practice :
- The best for every child.
- High quality care.
- An effective curriculum.
- Effective Pedagogy (helping children to learn).
- Effective assessment.
- Self regulation and executive function.
- Partnership with parents.
Our staff are well qualified, friendly and are all trained to understand the individual needs of the children they have within their care. With low ration classes, we aim to encourage every child to do their best, within their ability.
“We encourage children to develop an awareness of self and sensitivity towards their peers. To understand moral values, good manners and the boundaries of good behaviour.”
All class teachers are only too aware that parents require a good relationship with their nursery provider.
“At all times, parents are able to question class teachers on their child