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Universal Provision for quality first teaching

At Ash Grange we are proud of the way in which we cater for the needs of all children. We provide a rich and stimulating environment and aim to deliver an outstanding education for each child. Every pupil at Ash Grange can benefit from the following:

 

CURRICULUM

  • We have a creative curriculum (Cornerstones) that provides a rich learning experience for all children, this is project based and changes every half term.
  • All lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of the children.
  • We have a programme of enrichment with wow experiences, trips, visitors and events that develop children’s cultural capital and life experiences.
  • We have consistent marking and assessment policies that drive progress.
  • We provide short term interventions to help children ‘catch up’ to the expectations for their age.
  • We have a wide range of banded reading material, well stocked class libraries and a reading corridor packed with fiction and non-fiction books
  • We have a dedicated research lab with computers.
  • Our swimming pool is available for use in the summer and autumn terms.

 

PASTORAL

  • We have a whole child focus – every child is valued.
  • We recognise and celebrate achievement through every opportunity in the classroom and across the school with recognition certificates, Marvellous Me alerts, certificates and sharing assemblies.
  • Children participate in weekly ‘Me-Time’ circle sessions with the Classteacher to develop their emotional intelligence  We have a snack shop at break-time with healthy snacks that the children select.
  • We have been awarded Anti-Bullying Charter, Health Schools Gold Award and a National Mental Health and Well-being award.
  • There are key roles for children, including School Councillors/ Librarians/Gardeners/the Fix-It Team.
  • We offer hot and cold lunchtime meal choices
  • We have an open door policy for parents and carers.
  • We provide after school clubs for those children who wish to participate.
  • Home visits are made by staff as part of the induction process.
  • We have a part time School Counsellor that supports children and families
  • We have a School and Eco Council for children to express their views, be creative and problem solve together

 

STAFFING

  • We have a dedicated caring workforce.
  • All teachers have subject responsibilities to develop the curriculum, provision and outcomes of all children.
  • Each school class has a teacher and learning assistant full time. In addition, there may be staff to support specific learning needs.
  • We have a high proportion of Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
  • In addition, we have a part time Speech Therapist and School Counsellor.
  • We employ a Swimming and PE coach for weekly specialist lessons

 

ENVIRONMENT/FACILITIES

  • We have bright stimulating classrooms and shared spaces that support and celebrate learning.
  • We have dedicated music room, cooking facilities, hall and computer room.  All of Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes have a dedicated outdoor learning space.
  • Our extensive grounds include a large field, nature area, orchard, 2 playgrounds and a vast array of play equipment. 
  • We have extensive computer equipment, pads, IWB, visualizers, computers and electronic toys.
  • We have a dedicated before school and after school provision “Funzone” for school aged children (Reception year upwards), which runs from 7.45am-6pm
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