Pupils are allocated to classes ensuring a good balance of gender, ethnicity, learning needs and friendship. Twins are usually not allocated to the same class. At the beginning of each academic year, the school reviews and swaps pupils as necessary with a key focus on pupils’ learning needs.
Pupils in Year 2 to 6 are taught English and mathematics in three sets. The sets are organised to provide maximum support to pupils’ learning needs. Some are organised according to ability and others are mixed ability. The school also operates a house system which is used for a range of purposes including grouping pupils.
Each class has up to 30 pupils. In each of the Nursery classes there is a teacher, a full-time teaching assistant and other specialist support. Reception classes have a teacher and two full-time teaching assistants. All the other classes have a teacher and a full-time teaching assistant. Pupils who need one-to-one help are supported by a learning support assistant.
The school has specialist teachers for (a) art and design, (b) music, and (c) physical education. There is a specialist teaching assistant for health and sports; and another for speech and language support across the school. There are two highly trained teachers, and two teaching assistants to teach reading to pupils who need additional support.
Please see the headteacher or the team leader if you want more information or want to find out how your child is being supported in the school.
Classes at Bigland Green are named after a flower. Pupils have the opportunity to grow their class flower and learn about it as part of their learning.
Please click on your child’s class to find out more.
At the beginning of each term, Classes organise a meeting for parents and carers. These meetings are called CANDO (come and find out – what children are learning) provides parents with an overview of the learning and a workshop on a focused topic. The school expects both parents, where possible, to attend the CANDO and support their child’s learning.