As a primary school we are involved in the education of children in the first three Key Stages of their school life. Reception aged children are currently referred to as being in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Key Stage 1 children are those aged four to six and Key Stage 2 children are those aged seven to eleven.
By law Religious Education must be taught according to the locally agreed syllabus in all maintained schools. Religious Education does not seek to urge religious beliefs on children or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another.
At Grangefield we deal with questions of a sexual nature in a caring and sympathetic way, appropriate to the age of the child with the enquiry. Our Year 5 and Year 6 children are taught about human reproduction as part of their PHSE and science curriculums. Parents will be informed when this area of the curriculum will be covered.
We believe that all of our children are special and endeavour to provide the best possible education for each of them. In line with national practice we have a special needs co-ordinator and a governor responsible for special needs within the school. If a child is identified as having needs that require additional provision they are placed on to the Gloucestershire Graduated Pathway of Support. Parents are notified before any child is placed on the pathway and are kept fully informed of their child’s progress. The whole team around each child work together to support them and ensure that they can succeed and thrive at Grangefield school.