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Our Curriculum

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 haveunparalleled 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.

 

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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

 

Morning break

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

 

Lunch

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

The Good Shepherd School holds a uniform policy; details can be found attached.

Good Shepherd Key Stage 2 results

Phonics Workshop 2017

"I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own know me". John 10:14
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