In school, children whose 5th birthday falls during the academic year (beginning 1st September) are known as Y (Year) R (Reception). In their second year (aged 5-6) they are known as Y1. (This is because all the children in the year group are of statutory age and therefore must follow the first programme of study in the National Curriculum.) The final year (aged 6-7) are known as Y2.
Wherever possible children of the same age will be taught in the same class. However, sometimes, depending on the number of children in a year group they might have to be in a class of mixed ages.
Children who need special help, for whatever reason, are taught in small groups or individually with the help of a teaching assistant. The teaching assistants are involved in a range of curricular activities. They have an important role to play in developing the confidence and self-esteem of the children, whilst supporting their learning. Teaching Assistants offer a range of intervention programmes to support a range of needs including Gifted and Talented and children with English as an Additional Language.
Pastoral care of the children is the responsibility of the class teacher and the Headteacher.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
We place Safeguarding and Child Protection at the top of our agenda and are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of the children at Lionwood Infant and Nursery.
We ensure that all staff have passed the necessary police checks before commencing a post and that they receive regular up to date training.