School is closed to students on our INSET days - Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2023

National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2

Within the Primary classes at SSSC we cater for pupils across the Key Stages from Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2. On occasion a student in KS3 may stay within the Primary setting if it is deemed more appropriate for an individual need. This is reviewed regularly and specific transitional periods are planned into the Primary Curriculum preparing that young person for the KS3 programme of study.

Our team of experienced staff work closely together to create a happy and nurturing environment where children settle quickly, are valued as individuals, but are also encouraged to develop the skills to become confident and successful members of the school community.
We work within the structure of the Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum, providing experiences that reflect a whole range of learning styles and abilities.

In the core subjects of Maths and English children are grouped according to their needs and undertake national testing where appropriate. Foundation subjects are taught using a thematic approach where, for example History and Geography meet Art, Design, Technology and ICT. The approach makes learning more interesting and enjoyable through a wide range of different experiences.
Teaching and Learning is backed up with regular monitoring and assessment, to ensure children move forward and reach their full potential. As a SEN school, pupils are not normally working at the End of KS2 expectations, although some children will access statutory tests where appropriate.

We also offer a range of valuable learning experiences outside the classroom with regular trips to places of interest in the local area and further afield.