English, mathematics and science are known as the core subjects.
Art and design, computing, design and technology, geography, history, music and physical education are known as the Foundation Subjects. In addition, all schools must teach religious education, relationship and health education, British Values and personal, social, health and economic education.
Ongoing assessment which informs planning on a daily basis.
Foundation Stage Profile
Teachers in Nursery and Reception use the Foundation Stage Profile to monitor and assess the progress of children. This is made up of two parts - The Early Years Outcomes and The Early Learning Goals.
Foundation Stage Learning Journals
Within the Nursery and Reception classes a series of observations - informal and formal which help to build a picture of a child's interests, aptitudes and abilities enabling staff to support them effectively in their learning.
What are we going to learn today... An objective for each subject during the day is put on the board and referred to during the lesson. Abbreviated to LO in children's work books.
Long Term Planning
Plans that give a brief outline of subjects we will cover in the year.
Medium Term Planning
Detailed plans for the term for each subject – copies are given to Subject Leaders to make sure there is continuity.
Short Term Planning
Weekly plans for all subjects with learning objectives, activities and assessment details.
PPA Time (for Teachers)
Planning, preparation and assessment time is given to each class teacher. This is a statutory requirement.
SATs (Standardised Assessment Tests)
National Statutory testing for Year 2 children. The children are assessed by the class teacher in English reading and writing and in mathematics. The tests help the teachers make judgements.
All schools produce this annually and it identifies areas for focus and development in school.
School Leadership Team (SLT)
This comprises of Mrs Francesca Gallagher (Headteacher), Mrs Carrie Hardwick (Deputy Head), Mrs Leanne Hopper (Teacher) and Miss Sally Oliver (Teacher on maternity).
Commonly used school abbreviations
Above Age Related Expectations
Age Related Expectations
Attendance Information Officer
Below Age Related Expectations
Berkhamsted Association of School Headteachers
Child Protection On-line Monitoring System
Children Looked After
Disclosure and Barring Service
Delivering Specialist Provision Locally
English as an Additional Language
Educational Health and Care Plan
Early Learning Goals
Working within the Expected Standard
Early Years Foundation Stage
Friends of Swing Gate
Free School Meals
Working at Greater Depth within the expected Standard
Good Level of Development
Health and Safety
Hertfordshire County Council
Herts for Learning
Hertfordshire Improvement Partner
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
In Service Training
Key Stage One
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Objective (seen in children's work books)
Midday Supervisory Assistant
Pupil Progress and Attainment Meetings
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Relationship and Health Education
Standard Assessment Tests
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Special Educational Needs and Disability
School Improvement Plan
Senior Leadership Team
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
Well Below Age Related Expectations
Working Towards the expected Standard
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