How do we provide a rich curriculum?
We are delighted to be able to offer an ‘outstanding programme of subjects’ which enable our pupils to ‘develop excellent skills in reading, writing and mathematics, while at the same time growing as individuals’.
Our children have ‘unparalleled opportunities to learn new and stimulating skills and to take their skills to an unusually high level’. They have ‘remarkable opportunities to explore such history topics as the Great Fire of London through the medium of art by working with professional artists in their studio. Pupils learn exceptionally well because they receive the finest teaching, not just from their class teachers, but also from specialist teachers, such as French, drama and music teachers, who ensure that pupils’ learning is of exceptional quality.
Taken together with the rich programme of trips and visits to places of interest, pupils at the school learn skills that prepare them exceptionally well for the next stage of schooling’. OFSTED 2014
In addition to this we promote wider participation in such activities as dance, swimming and cricket.
Music at Good Shepherd
In addition to the class music lessons we teach a variety of musical instruments:
Piano is taught individually to children in Years 1 - 6 on Wednesdays and Thursdays by Jennifer Mu. The cost is £100.00 per term.
Guitar and Drums is taught in small groups to children in Years 1 - 6 on Fridays by Ashley Hall. The cost is £45.00 per term.
Flute is taught in small groups to children in Years 1 - 6 on Thursdays by Sandrine Jones. The cost is £100.00 per term.
Violin in taught in small groups to children in Years 1 - 6 on Thursdays by Amy Hosken. The cost is £50.00 per term.
*Please note that lessons are taught during the school day as per a set timetable. Places for all music lessons are limited and there are currently waiting lists in place. For more information or to sign up for lessons, please see the office*
A Good Shepherd school day
Bell rings at 8.55am
Key Stage 1: 10.30 - 10.45am
Year 3 and Year 4: 10.45 - 11.00am
Year 5 and Year 6: 11.00 - 11.15am
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1: 11.45am - 12.45pm
Year 3: 12.00 - 1.00pm
Year 4 - Year 6: 12.30 - 1.30pm
School day ends at 3.15pm
Whole school assembly: Mondays at 9am
Class led assemblies: Wednesdays at 9am on specified dates
Whole school praise assembly: Fridays at 9am