The Arbours
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As in mainstream school, our classes work on the National Curriculum subjects. We concentrate on working in different ways: using whole class teaching, small group, paired and individual approaches. We carefully adapt our teaching so that pupils can access the curriculum and we have developed a range of techniques and strategies to ensure this.

Our classes for the 2015/2016 academic year are as follows:


Phoenix Class –Mrs Sarah Charidine

Trinity Class –Miss Sammi Smith


Louvre Class –Mr Burridge

D’Orsay Class –Miss Henman


Tate Class –Mrs Vicky White

N.P.G Class –Miss Jess Taylor


Guggenheim Class –Mr Gareth Thomas

Smithsonian Class –Mr Ian Hickman


Tussauds Class –Miss Tanvi Rajgor

Ashmoleon Class – Miss Clare Appleby and Mrs Jane Simpson


Hermitage Class –Mrs Jen Grove

Maritime Class –Miss C and Mrs T


Imperial Class –Miss Scarlett Merrill

Intrepid Class –Mr John Hall


SENCo – Mrs Angela Rock

P.E. Coach – Mr Nick Warren

Senior Teacher – Mrs Jill Fox

Deputy Headteacher – Miss Jane Cooksley

Headteacher – Miss Kat Johnston


All classes are equipped with computers and interactive whiteboards, these are used to enhance and enrich the curriculum. This includes supervised use of educational sites on the internet. We also have a range of laptop computers, used across the academy which allow many opportunities for the children’s learning, as well as for whole class ICT teaching.

Playtimes are fun as the children are able to use our well-equipped playground under the watchful eye of the supervisors. A variety of playground games are also provided such as skipping, bubbles, and bat & ball. Our extensive grounds also provide opportunities for studying the environment.

To find out more about each class individually please see the menu on the left-hand side of the page.