School Vision Statement
Knollmead Primary School provides a stimulating, safe and happy environment where teaching inspires a love of learning and an enquiring mind. Individual strengths and talents are nurtured, encouraged and celebrated and pupils are excited to take risks.
We expect and strive for the highest possible achievement for every child. Within a challenging, aspirational and nurturing environment we provide the foundation for our children to develop as tolerant, committed and confident citizens.
About Our School
The school site is open and pleasantly situated. It has a hard surface playground, grassed playing areas, an adventure playground and an open air heated swimming pool which is used by all the classes in the summer term.
Knollmead has its own nursery class for 3-4 year olds, which is an integral part of the school and included in many whole school activities. The majority of the children in our nursery move into the main school.
There are 7 mixed ability classes in the main school, one for each age group from 4 – 11 years.
We have a specialist resourced provision for children who are deaf at Knollmead (using auditory and aural methods). The children receive support from a qualified teacher of the deaf and Hearing Impairment teaching assistants during the week, and a speech and language therapist spends time each week in school. The children are integrated into the main school for most of the time.
Since September 2008 the school has hosted a resource base for children aged 4 – 11 years with social communication needs, including autism (Sapphire and Emerald). The children receive specialist help within our ASD provision and are able to integrate in the main school as appropriate. They are supported by a full-time specialist teacher, teaching assistants and receive speech and language therapy once a week. The children in these provisions are an important part of our school community. Several of our mainstream children help support the children at lunchtime and playtimes.