Teachers consider the organisation of classes for September each year with the aim of creating the best organisation for all our children.
The discussion between teachers are dedicated to making and sharing information and creating the best combinations possible.
We believe that in a school with at least two classes per year group, having the chance to mix classes is an opportunity that should be considered at the end of each year. When we mix classes we can achieve the following :
When we make such decisions we follow a clear set of principles:
After consideration of the above principles and our aims we follow the following process:
Over the course of their school years children will have a range of friendship experiences. We find that some friendships can be very fluid, whilst others can stand the test of time. With that in mind and as we prepare to draw up the class lists we will use observations of the children in the classroom and at play to inform our decision making as well as what the children share with adults.
Once the children know their new classes and teachers we will start transition. The aim of this is to support the children with making the step to a new year group with a new teacher. The following will happen during the summer term:
Some children find transition particularly difficult, this can be because of an education or medical need or that they are anxious or worried. Teachers will design personal transition plans for these children. If you are worried about a transition for your child please speak to the current class teacher.