Education at William Austin Junior School will follow on progressively from your child’s experiences at their Infant School.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. English and Maths are taught daily. Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Religious Education (RE), Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEE), French, Games, Spelling, Multiplication Tables and Reading are taught throughout the week by the class teacher. We also employ a specialist teacher for Physical Education (PE) lessons.

The class teacher will assess your child’s work throughout each term and this will be reported to you at our regular Parent Consultation evenings and through the end year report.

At the end of Year 4 your child will take the statutory Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.

When your child reaches Year 6, at the end of Key Stage 2, they will take the Key Stage 2 National Tests (SATs). These tests will indicate their progress and achievement, the results, along with a teacher assessment grade will be reported to you. A copy of our latest Key Stage results can be seen in the performance tables pages on our website.

Teachers and Teaching Assistants support pupils with SEND through a variety of ways, depending upon the child’s needs. Our SEND CO, Mrs Douglas, leads a team of Teaching Assistants who are well trained to support pupils inside and outside of the classroom. Phonics interventions are carried out by Teaching Assistants for identified pupils who did not pass the Phonics Screening at Key Stage 1. We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised.

Our curriculum is diverse and inclusive and allows opportunities for pupils to broaden their knowledge and experiences through a range of learning opportunities and enrichment activities.

Whole school policies for all subjects are available on the website or from the school office, on request.