Moorland school prioritises the student’s happiness and wellbeing above all else. This focus requires constant care and support. Our staff also understand that students learn and develop differently. Thanks to our small class sizes and bespoke lesson plans, we balance this need for support and individual guidance through a uniquely familial school set up. SEND coordinators, teachers, teaching assistants and support staff are all integral to nurturing our students’ development.
Our parents have the direct contact information of each of their child’s subject teachers, including SLT members, Boarding Managers and Heads of Departments. Whether in Junior or Senior school, student development is tracked closely through regular intervention sessions in which students receive personalised targets, based on their needs.
Our campus is home to several dedicated teaching buildings that live in harmony with our academies and boarding houses. The education we deliver always takes priority incorporating small class sizes, considered curriculums and excellent learning spaces. We also identify each student’s learning focus and establish a combination of visual, audio, traditional, and kinesthetic methods to engage young minds.
Our Junior Years system focuses on T Stage 1 and 2 development with our specialist SEND team regularly assessing students and updating lesson plans to match their needs. This allows us to offer effective tracking for intervention, support, and encouragement.
Our Senior Years covers everything from T Stage 3-5. Here our team help students reach their full potential whether it’s achieving outstanding GCSE results or going on to study for A-Levels or BTEC. Our dedicated team employs CAT scores to identify the right paths for students to take whilst studying. This ,along with baseline assessments, allows us to help our students overcome obstacles and grow.
Our team understands that every child learns at different paces and we develop learning outcomes that reinforce strength, and appeal to every child’s learning style.
Within school, we provide extra support be it academically, physically, emotionally or socially. Each child also receives a regular assessment in the form of our Rising Stars half term assessments. Analysis of this data allows teachers to identify any children who may need some support and provide assistance sooner rather than later.
Moorland boasts two SEND Coordinators who manage teaching assistants and support the SEND teaching team with syllabus recommendations and planning. We strive to ensure all our SEND students reach their academic, social, and emotional potential. We also cap class sizes at 20 students to ensure every student gets the individual attention they need and admit students based upon behaviour. This approach allows us to create a space where everyone feels valued and confident in their abilities to learn and grow.
We strongly believe that educating children is a relationship between ourselves at Moorland and parents. Parents receive constant feedback on their child’s development. We track SEND students progress through regular intervention sessions and determine personalised targets based on these needs. We also review progress every half term to locate and deal with any gaps in learning. Our pastoral and welfare teams also meet regularly to discuss the students’ needs. Where necessary, we will implement intervention plans, sometimes requiring parental involvement.
All of these procedures are shared with parents either through phone calls, e-mails, and other means. Every decision is transparent. Parents often feel empowered in helping their child’s development, even if they aren’t in the same country. We also hold regular Parent’s Evenings, send out half termly reports and operate with an Open-Door Policy.
At Moorland, we operate on an ‘open door’ policy in regards to parental visits. We understand that your child’s education is an extremely important decision, so we aim to offer an opportunity in which you can witness the quality of the teaching and learning that takes place at our school.
Our Admissions Manager is on hand to arrange these visits and personally guide you around our campus; ensuring any questions you may have are answered and you leave Moorland understanding our ethos and the education we can offer.
Moorland is revered around the world for its culturally diverse classes and exceptional academic achievements. We deliver a high quality education spanning all age groups, including our specialisation for international football and ballet.
Knowing that Moorland Private School is the correct education for your child should be an easy decision and our Management team will be on hand to ensure the transition to our school is a smooth, simple and happy process.