At Faraday we use a range of different teaching and learning approaches, which are carefully chosen to suit pupils’ needs and this philosophy underpins our curriculum.
With thought-provoking, interesting lessons, we ensure an appropriate level of challenge for all and our targeted, personalised approach helps all children to fulfil their potential. We are also able to be flexible in how children are grouped in the core subjects, enabling them to be taught out of year group or in streamed sets as necessary.
Children who are gifted or talented in a particular area are quickly identified and the class teacher will ensure the they are regularly challenged to ensure their continued progress and interest. We have experience of supporting children who are gifted in all areas, including high academic ability in the core subjects of English, maths or science, but also in the arts and sports. Our subject leaders will review each child's needs so that are curriculum and methods help to support and extend them.
We are also able to cater for children with mild Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and have experience of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Children who need additional support or intervention can receive 1:1 or group booster sessions to help them achieve their potential and our Special Needs Coordinator oversees this in liaison with the child's parents.
As we are a non-selective school, we do not assess children for the Reception intake. However, intake at Years 1 and above involves an assessment and we would make a judgement on any SEND on an individual basis to ensure that we can meet the needs of all children at the school.
Our small class sizes and well-qualified staff enable us to provide plenty of individualised support to nurture those children who need more help and stretch those who benefit from more of an academic challenge. Our approach to differentiated learning means that all children are helped to achieve their potential. We can provide specialist one-to-one intervention where appropriate, with additional SEND support being invoiced separately.