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Written by Nicholas Barrett   
Monday, 14 April 2008

The School is situated in John Street, at the junction with Villiers Street. The original main block was constructed in 1955 and a two-floor extension completed in 1990. During 1996 a new block was added containing a School Hall and three modern classrooms. During 2002 a new extension was built which contains three large classrooms, a staff room, staff study room, administration offices, Special Needs and Speech & Language Units, Library Resource Centre, General Purpose Classroom and Conservatory. The School utilises the nearby Sports Hall and Swimming Pool based in the Community School.

Type of School

The School has over 250 pupils between 4 and 11 years with 16 teachers, including the Headteacher, his Deputy, a Special Needs Coordinator, a Special Needs Teacher. In addition there 4 Classroom Assistants and 7 Special Needs Assistants. All teachers are fully-qualified in either the UK, New Zealand or Australia, with local teachers having been trained in the UK. A Speech and Language Therapist spends three days a week in School and there are regular contacts with Hospital staff. Some Music and Mathematics is taught by specialist teachers from the Falkland Islands Community School (FICS).

Curriculum

The School follows the English National Curriculum with adaptations, particularly in History & Geography, to accommodate the local context.

Class Sizes

It is an aim of the School to provide an effective and advantageous pupil/teacher ratio. To this end, year groups are split on reaching 30. Current class sizes vary between 30 and 16 depending on the size of a year group.

Special Needs

  • SEN and SALT provision includes a dedicated unit within the school building.
  • Special Needs provision is co-ordinated by the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO). The SENCO is supported by a Special Needs Teacher and four Special Needs Assistants who help to provide both in-class and withdrawal input for children throughout the school.
  • All special needs pupils are supported by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is created by the SENCO in cooperation with staff and parents.
  • A Speech & Language Therapist is based in School for three days per week and provides SALT input to meet pupil requirements.
Last Updated ( Friday, 11 September 2009 )
 
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