Your Child’s Assessment
Discussion between you and the Headteacher will decide the number of sessions your child will attend. For pre-school children, between three and five half-days a week provide appropriate access to the learning opportunities available, but other arrangements can be made if necessary. For Reception aged children and older full time attendance is offered.
During the time your child is at Battledown, the staff will be closely observing their development.
These observations continue throughout your child’s stay with us and form the basis of the individual programme of objectives, towards which we will work. The objectives will be drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, a copy of which is available for you to see on request.
Each term the teachers will produce a summary of the special theme on which the school is working, together with suggestions for how you can be involved in learning at home. This feeling of working together between home and school is very effective in the learning process.
Your child will be a member of one of seven mixed-age classes, whose teams are led by teachers.
The school curriculum provides a broad range of learning experiences for your child, which will be balanced and set at a pace and depth appropriate to their individual needs.
Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557