The School Day
The children are greeted on arrival at 9.00 a.m. As part of the curriculum, pupils are split into groups and undertake a short (half-hour) morning task, such as collecting the eggs, feeding the animals, preparing the toast, etc.
When the jobs are done, a class assembly takes place to discuss any issues from the previous day and current news items. At this point we also discuss the day’s lessons.
Teaching groups are flexible to best meet the needs of the children. Where needed children also get individual time in areas where they need extra support or when working on targets identified in their statement. Lessons are either taught as discreet subjects or topic-based.
Lunch in the dining room is a social occasion with meals prepared and cooked on site. Food is locally sourced or from the farm, and wherever possible organic in origin.
The school day finishes at 3.00 p.m.
As part of the children’s wider education there is an annual residential/camping trip in the summer term. Trips out to museums, parks and cinema are included as part of the broader curriculum.
Visitors are invited to the school from the community and beyond to enhance the children’s cultural and personal experiences.