Junior Support

Within the Junior school, we believe that all children learn and develop differently and at their own pace, however we recognise that children may need some extra support, whether that be academically, physically,  emotionally or socially. Our high quality teaching team continuously strives to identify these children and report these concerns to Miss Hull, so that the correct support can be implemented.

Each child within the Junior School is regularly assessed using the Rising Stars half term assessments. Analysis of this data allows Miss Hull and the class teachers to identify any children who may need some support. All new starters to the Junior School will carry out assessments in Maths, Reading and Writing, and again, any areas for concern can be highlighted quickly, in order to provide the children with the support needed. Once concerns have been raised by either the class teacher or Miss Hull, the child will then undergo screening to identify SEND requirements, such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.

Our current SEND children are tracked closely through regular intervention sessions in which they are given personalised targets, based on their needs. These sessions are discussed and planned by Miss Hull and the child’s class teacher, ensuring the most appropriate intervention is implemented. Each half term, reviews of the child’s targets take place, allowing Miss Hull to carefully monitor their progression. Where necessary, new targets are set and intervention sessions are planned accordingly.

We believe that parental involvement is key when supporting a child and so there are many opportunities to discuss the support we provide, including these intervention sessions, with Miss Hull, the Head Teacher or the class teacher. We hold regular Parent’s Evening and send out reports each half term, clearly identifying a child’s progression as well as their individualised targets. We have an Open Door Policy and so encourage parents use this whenever they feel necessary.

Our responsibilities to educate our young minds is taken extremely seriously, and this must take priority over all other endeavours.
Mr Jonathan Harrison


Ms Hannah Hull B.A. (Hons) SEN PGCE

Moorland School employs two SENDCo’s who manage our Teaching Assistants, and support our highly qualified dedicated teaching team in ensuring that all children meet their true academic, social and emotional potentials.

Our policy of selecting students based upon their behaviour and capping class sizes to 20 students, further supports our ethos of maintaining student happiness and academic confidences.

‘Early diagnosis of a learning difference, is essential as this knowledge allows strong targeted differentiation of resources and informs dynamic teaching styles as well as providing opportunities for focussed intervention and support, which ensures learning opportunities are never missed.’

Everybody is a genius.

But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein


Life at Moorland International Boarding School


Our son Tiaan has been at Moorland Juniors since he started in reception. He can’t wait to get to school in the mornings…he loves it and so do His friends. His class is smaller than in any other local school and he has the space to grow in his confidence and ability because of this. His teachers have stimulated his love for maths and he takes pride in the work he does in class.

Moorland creates an environment where children can be children. There is a feel of freedom and exploration. They play and learn outside as part of Forest School and they have the desire to learn, rather than feeling they ‘have to’. Tiaan definitely sees Moorland as an extension of his family and he is a very happy boy.

Jane Viljoen Junior Parent

From the moment our eldest daughter attended her taster sessions at Moorland School, we were all hooked! She felt immediately welcomed by both the pupils and the teaching staff. Fast forward a year and half and she is thriving.

Moorland is honestly like a family, the way the days are constructed to balance the right amount of learning with social and life skills is amazing and every day she can’t wait to go and comes home with a huge smile on her face full of stories about the day – this ranges from what she’s learned academically to the myriad of clubs she can attend. The teaching staff are simply wonderful and they create an amazing atmosphere for the children, which also extends to the parents – they are always willing to answer any questions you have, no matter what these are.

Joanne and Steve Carlin Junior Parents

Being a military family, we have moved around a lot at the cost of our children’s education. Being part of the moorland family has seen our child grow from strength to strength not just educationally but personally as well. For the first time she is settled and is enjoying school and making friends that will last a life time.

The decision to send our children to boarding school was not a decision we took lightly, but as each day pasts and we see her grow and enjoy every element of Moorland life, From the unique teaching styles, extra-curricular clubs, evening events in the boarding house and the fun packed weekend trips we know we made the right decision in choosing Moorland School.

Vicky and Scott Green Military Parents

Moorland is like a second family to me. They help me make friends for life. The staff especially the teachers and house parents always know when something is wrong and they will do their best to help me.

Chloe Green Boarding Pupil

My four children aged 8, 8, 4 and 3 all attend Moorland School, Preschool and Nursery respectively. When my husband and I visited the school for the first time, we were struck by the affection the children showed to their teachers. The nursery, pre-school and juniors have a warm and easy going atmosphere. The atmosphere the children enjoy is very much a home from home experience. Teachers are empathetic and approachable, friendships are nurtured alongside gentle discipline and children are given appropriate responsibilities and strive to meet their teacher’s expectations of good behaviour. Children’s thoughts and opinions are listened to and respected, and self-directed learning is encouraged. They are not overburdened with homework and an emphasis on learning through play is fostered before age 7.

My children have thrived and blossomed at Moorland, and I doubt I can find another school locally which can match Moorland in terms of facilitating a love for learning and creating that family atmosphere in the classroom.

Iona Connor Junior School Mother

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