The School Day
The school day begins with self-registration at 8:45am.
Before break, between break and lunch, and after lunch the time is divided into two learning sessions - one is for whole class teaching and one is for self-directed learning and targeted 1:1 teaching.
After lunch, registration and a short assembly will precede the afternoon sessions.
To aid with transitions at the beginning and end of the day, the first and last sessions are for self-directed learning. Resources related to current topics will be available for students to explore by themselves or with their peers. During these sessions students may be asked to participate in 1:1 learning with their teacher to address gaps and extend learning.
Children are encouraged to wear a white top and navy blue bottoms, however, we are very aware that clothing can be an obstacle for many children and will not be enforced. Hoodies with the school logo are available also.
Monday to Thursday children will bring their own packed lunch to school, eaten outside, picnic-style, on any day when the weather allows. At other times lunch will be eaten inside on a communal table. On Fridays we will have a shared meal prepared by school staff. Students will vote from a selection of lunch meals offered for each Friday. Individual adaptations will be taken into account where possible. The regular communal meals will give students the opportunity to try new things, explore new flavours and challenge themselves a little. These communal meals will also give opportunities for staff to model positive behaviours and reinforce any learning in a conversational context. Healthy snacks and water will be available to students throughout the school day.