Pupils benefit from our rural first school organisation. School staff plan and work closely together and offer teaching expertise and strengths across different year groups. Teaching assistants provide support in both key stages and where necessary, assist with individual and small group intervention. Small year groups and changes to pupil numbers sometimes require adjustments to overall class organisation.
The classes are currently arranged as follows:-
¨ Foundation Unit - taught by:
Mrs Julie Hay
Children start their full-time education at the beginning of the school year in which they are 5. The year group they start in is called Reception. The Unit also includes Nursery pupils who attend for five morning sessions. Children can start Nursery from the age of three, at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. If they are to start after the Easter holiday, then their birthday must be before 1st April.
¨ Year 1 /2 – based in the Foundation and Key Stage 1 classroom, taught by:
Mrs Rachel O’Neill and Mrs Julie Stevenson
They then move into Year 1, Year 2. Years 1 and 2 are sometimes referred to as ‘Key Stage 1’.
¨ Years 3 and 4 – based in the Key Stage 2 classroom, taught by:
Mrs. Debbie Brett, Ms Sue Roff & Mrs Julie Stevenson
Years 3 and 4, together with Years 5 and 6, are referred to as ‘Key Stage 2’. Years 5 and 6 are taught at Corbridge Middle School.