Bushy Hill Junior School

Curriculum & Parent Support

At Bushy Hill we offer an exciting, relevant, broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which encompasses and enhances the national curriculum. We aim to develop the desire to learn with an open, independent, inquiring mind. We value first hand experience, the use of the local environment and aim to build upon previous success in order to enable each child to achieve their true potential. We want to give children a lifelong love of learning through countless memorable opportunities.

The children are organised into mixed ability academic year groups throughout the school although for some subjects the children may be placed in ability groupings. We are able to offer additional adult support to all classes proportionate to need.

We recognise that individuals have different learning styles and teaching programmes are designed to suit individual learning requirements. Children of exceptional ability or those with special needs are identified prior to entry by close liaison with our feeder schools. Individual Support Plans are designed to meet their specific learning needs.

To enhance our curriculum, we also hold special activity days and focus weeks where the children have the chance to learn different skills and gain deeper understanding. In the past these have included: International Week, Science Week and Arts Week.

Our Subject Leaders

Department Staff Member
Literacy Georgie Furze
Numeracy Sarah Johns
Science Jane Dawson
Assessment Louisa Dormer
Art Stephanie Friend-Smith
DT Sammii Warren-Simpson
PE Andrew Keeble
RE Kate Yates
PSHE Sammii Warren-Simpson
Humanities Laura Hurrell
Music Andrew Keeble
English Reading Judith Bowyer
Computing Harry Foxby
EVC Sarah Johns
English Reading Stephanie Friend-Smith
Inclusion Manager Louise Aldridge
Outdoor Learning Kerry Bircher
High Attainers Kate Yates