Teaching & Learning
We are incredible at learning…
Each class has a fantastic teaching team, consisting of a qualified teacher and teaching assistant. Our teaching teams carefully plan activities to secure effective learning, and teach precisely the knowledge, skills and understanding our youngsters need. We use a multisensory approach to teaching where appropriate – this means that children get to really experience the learning and understand the concept more securely. It also makes learning more fun!
We are totally focused on learning at RPS, not only for the children but for us as adults too. We continually spend time together sharing and learning from each other during weekly staff meetings; we also collaborate with other schools locally and further afield to share good practice. In addition, we have leaders within the school who coach and develop other staff. Our teachers all have regular time out of the classroom in order to work on their many responsibilities in school, and at times will attend courses to keep up-to-date with changes in education. We try to keep disruption to a minimum by using our part time teacher, Mrs Bundy or Higher Level Teaching Assistants (Mrs Tuck and Miss Crowe) wherever possible.
Our teaching assistants have all undertaken a range of courses in child care and development, and receive regular training in school and as such are highly skilled members of the professional teaching team. Teaching assistants work with children across the whole ability range within class to ensure that there is enough individual challenge and support for all children.
We are also lucky to have two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) who look after those children that require a bit more nurture, care or guidance. This extra support is either through weekly 1 to 1 sessions with the child, or through our Rockets! group over three afternoons per week.
Throughout the year we have students in school. Some will be trainee teachers from the local teacher training colleges, others will be training as nursery nurses or on work experience.
All students are carefully monitored by the class teacher and leadership team. We hope you will extend your support to them as the training of new staff is vital to the profession.