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The pupils' moral development is excellent, due, in part, to the positive relationships displayed between pupils across all age groups.

- ISI Inspection Report Feb 2011

Infant Department (including EYFS)


In our department we believe that the foundation of learning for children is vital. This is an age where children absorb information and love to learn.  We give our children unique experiences that capture imagination and real life; this enhances learning to the full and the memories that our pupils acquire stay with them into adulthood.  We offer a nourishing environment in a beautiful setting where each child is treated as an individual; their abilities are recognised and nurtured.  Everyone in our setting is valued and learns respect for themselves and others. 

Our staff are well qualified and experienced in giving children opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills, both academic and social, for their futures.  We believe that building children’s confidence and self esteem will encourage motivation, self discipline, independence, honesty and an inherent love of learning. 

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based upon four priciples:

  • A Unique Child: we recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships: we recognise that children learn to be strong and independent from secure relationships.
  • Enabling Environment: the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending the child's development.
  • Learning and Development: our school allows children to explore and learn securely and safely. The seven areas of learning are followed by our EYFS staff.

 

This ethos is continued into years 1 and 2 where National Curriculum requirements are followed with SATs being undertaken in year 2.  Children’s progress is carefully tracked and we work very closely with parents.  Our children also benefit from specialist facilities and teaching in Music, ICT, P.E., French and Swimming (from year 1) and Dance lessons.  Due to small class sizes we are able to incorporate many trips within the local community and further afield to further enhance learning and make it fun and exciting!

In 2008 our EYFS was adjudged ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

We then underwent a full ISI inspection in 2011 which again highlighted the positive relationships within the youngest pupils. "The quality of pastoral care and the 'family atmosphere' of the school are considerable strengths that were echoed by parents in their questionnaire replies."

And between these two inspections the school was awarded the ISA National award for Excellence!

We would warmly invite you to come and see our department in operation and we would be happy to show you round and to answer any questions you may have.

Every day is an open day at Bowbrook!