This year we have added another classroom to the school. We now have currently 11 classes and 247 pupils .
Waiting for the teacher, lining up and waiting to go in has meant that some classes have not started learning till 5-10 minutes after the bell due to this increase in classes/pupils. Across the day that can add up.
We have been trialing a relaxed entry to school. This involves children entering on the bell as they arrive at the doors – no lining up. This is supervised by classroom assistants.
The children are quickly learning the new routine. Cloakrooms are less congested and learning time is maximised.