Organisation and Teaching
There are currently approximately 140 children at Chaulden Primary School, in classes of about 30 children.
The teaching teams include 8 teachers and 7 teaching assistants.
The content of the curriculum has been planned by the whole staff. The mornings are dominated by the teaching of English and maths.
- In the afternoon learning is organised by themes; children follow a different theme in each class and this links the learning about all subjects in the curriculum.
- In addition, all children receive Physical Education, Personal, Social & Health Education and Religious Education
Parents are updated as to the main areas to be covered by their children at the beginning of each topic.
The teachers within the school work as a team to plan activities and share resources. A range of teaching techniques is used as appropriate; no one teaching method dominates. The weekly timetable followed by each class is devised by class teachers. Classes are sometimes split for curriculum activities, enabling small group teaching. The timetables reflect a broad and balanced programme. The three ‘core’ subjects are given a greater percentage of time than the others.
All classes are of mixed ability. Learning is well matched to the needs of individual children. Children work in groups, as a whole class and individually to ensure progress and work to the highest standard of attainment. Quality and quantity are encouraged and expectations of all children are high.