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Learning

The course of study is wide and varied, encompassing traditional values and work required by the National Curriculum, with particular emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Also included are Religious Education, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Citizenship, PSHE, Computing, Singing, Drama and P.E. All children have access to a computer with appropriate educational programmes.

Our pupils have achieved good examination results over the years, gaining places at a variety of selective schools, both in the independent and the state sectors. All pupils, whether or not they are examinees, follow the same curriculum taking full account of each individual's ability with pupils having annual SATs testing, and Year 6 having their tests marked externally. Results then go to the senior school with the pupils. Assessments for Literacy and Numeracy take place termly from Year 1.

It is our aim that all pupils leave Goodrington feeling confident in their work, with a sound basis on which to build their secondary education. Pupils with difficulties are treated with respect and are encouraged and helped to reach their full potential.

Until they are fluent and confident readers, pupils are given one-to-one reading tuition by teachers and assistants. This service is extended to any pupil at any stage in their schooling who may be experiencing problems, thus enabling all pupils in the school to reach their full reading potential.

There is a library which the pupils are encouraged to use to improve their reading and research abilities.

Trips are arranged to places of interest, and project work is done prior to the outings to make these visits relevant.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is used throughout the early years spectrum from Pre-School to Reception; offering a consistent learning basis which should assist any transition. The aims are to encourage children to learn through play and exploration, whilst scaffolding their progression and learning through formal adult supported tasks. As we know, all children are at different levels on entering school, and the Early Years Foundation stage allows us to differentiate each individual's learning to help them reach their potential through varied activities and the use of varied resources.

Additional Information

The school, which was first opened in the 1930s, is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

Additional Information

The hall is used by the Pre-school class, and for morning assemblies and plays.

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