Leader: Mrs S Pugsley






Practitioners enable frequent learning opportunities that are appropriate to a child’s age and stage of development along the way.


Practitioners develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the Early Years Framework, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.


Practitioners develop behaviours that learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.


Practitioners develop children’s understanding of spirituality in themselves and others, developing social skills and a knowledge of society to build a firm set of personal morality, to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.


To provide a safe a nurturing environment which meets each child’s individual needs and starting points.

Practitioners with a good understanding of child development know how to support children as they practise and refine their skills and knowledge in all areas of their learning and development.


Support children, using teaching skills, first hand experiences and a balance of adult-led and child-initiated experiences.


Ensure curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning (looking at baseline assessment) , prior assessment from different settings and information provided by parents so children can develop their characteristics of learning which will enable them to challenge themselves.


Practitioners carry out accurate observations on children which feed into assessments and provide the children with the next step in their learning.


Practitioners provide children with opportunities to explore religion and different cultures in a safe and nurturing environment.


Children will leave reception with strong foundations to carry their learning further in Key Stage 1.

Children will be self-initiating activities in the learning environment and seeking challenge without adult support.

From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that more children leave Reception ready for the next stage of their education.

Children will identify in themselves their strengths and understand how to take their learning forward. They will have a positive attitude to learning that they will take into Key Stage 1.

Children will make strong friendships with adults and their peers that they will carry on developing throughout their time at school.