Our school caters for children in the age range two to eleven years, consisting of a Nursery setting for two to four-year olds in two classes (which is privately funded), a Foundation Stage setting (two Reception classes) and twelve single age classes. Current number on role is approximately 450 children. The size of the school affords many advantages, as we are able to offer a wide range of learning opportunities and have a number of specialist teachers in our employment. However, there still remains a sense of family within the school community.
The school is organised in three phases;
Phase 1 consists of The Nursery, two Foundation Stage classes and two Year 1 classes
Phase 2 consists of two Year 2 and two Year 3 classes.
Phase 3 consists of two classes in each year group from Year 4 to Year 6.
Conscious efforts are made by all adults involved with the school to support learning through the visual environment, the nurturing of achievement in all areas of life and the development of positive, quality relationships.
We aim to teach a broad and balanced creative curriculum whilst keeping the acquisition of skills in literacy and numeracy as a high priority. A enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is employed throughout all age groups. We are focussed on a creative learning approach, with play-based learning now developing throughout Phase 1. Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is key to the way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge through all the areas of personal, social and educational development. Curriculum planning and design is focused on developing knowledge and skills that are well sequenced and developed incrementally. ‘Marigold units’ are identified to establish patterns of information between different subjects and help link elements of children’s learning.
Parc Eglos is more than a place of discovery and friendship, we strive for high standards of behaviour and academic achievement in all children. We encourage initiative and equip our children with a confidence to enable them to feel positive about themselves.
We have a strong team ethos, whereby teachers in each year group will plan together and will sometimes team-teach or mix the classes to encourage co-operation and social skills. The school’s behaviour policy encourages positive and restorative approaches, with a structured reward system throughout the school. Equally, there is a structure for dealing with unacceptable behaviour, with sanctions imposed upon children who display challenging behaviour. Individual Needs is a particular strength of the school and children are well supported.