Iver Heath

Nurturing happy, healthy, confident learners in a safe, rich learning environment

  • 'Thank you for all the guidance and support you have given our daughter. You have really instilled a lot of confidence in her!'
  • 'Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to all the staff for the hours of dedication and support that you have given our son throughout his time at the school!' (Parent)
  • 'Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her experiences during her Forest School sessions and we enjoyed listening to her excited stories afterwards!'
  • 'Thank you for all your hard work, care and never ending support'.
  • 'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all' Aristotle
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression' Albert Einstein
  • 'Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire' WB Yeats
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela

Organisation of the School

Nursery

Children can be admitted to the Nursery in the September of the academic year (Sept-Aug) in which they turn four.   A Qualified Senior Teacher and Qualified Assistants staff the Nursery. They liaise with the Foundation Stage Teachers in the main school. Our Nursery offers either 15 hour a week or 30 hour a week placements.

The Nursery class provides an environment of continuous provision with whole class, small group and individual teaching activities as well. They work on topics which reflect the children's interests and their learning development.

During the academic year 2020-21 the nursery children have been divided into 4 smaller pods. These are led by a key adult and move around the nursery environment together therefore ensuring minimal contact between groups.

Reception

We take Reception children into school in two classes in the September of the academic year (Sept- Aug) in which they become 5 years old. Each class is staffed by a class teacher and two Learning Support Assistants.

All children will be admitted into school full time in the September but with a gradual induction period over the course of the first two or three weeks.  The curriculum and activities will reflect the age of the children particularly the very youngest.

The classes provide an environment of continuous provision mixed with whole class, group and individual teaching activities. They work on topics which reflect the children's interests and their learning development.

During the academic year 2020-21 the classes are planning together but not mixing in order to help prevent any possible cross-infections.

Year One

There are two Year One classes. Teachers plan together so that all children have the same learning opportunities. Children work in flexible, class based, ability groups.

There is a Learning Support Assistant attached to each class. 

The classes provide an environment of continuous provision mixed with whole class, group and individual teaching activities. They work on topics which reflect the children's interests and their learning development.

During the academic year 2020-21 the classes are planning together but not mixing in order to help prevent any possible cross-infections.

Year Two

There are two Year Two classes. The children are  taught within their classes for all subjects where they work in flexible groups. The work is based around topics and is planned to reflect the children's interests and learning development.

There is a Learning Support Assistant attached to each class.

During the academic year 2020-21 the classes are planning together but not mixing in order to help prevent any possible cross-infections.