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.

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. If parents are concerned about the younger children being full time please do not hesitate to contact the school to discuss.

In all classes, programmes of study are planned to cater for children's differing levels of ability.

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. 

Year Two

There are two Year Two classes. The children are grouped, across the year group, by ability for Phonics but are taught within their classes for all other subjects. Within class, they work in flexible groups.

There is a Learning Support Assistant attached to each class.