Twydall Primary School

Gillingham

School Description

Twydall Primary School and Nursery, part of the RMET (Rainham Mark Education Trust) family of Schools.

'A nurturing school at the heart of its community'

We are a unique school, in which all pupils strive to be the very best they can be. We are a happy and motivated community, our inclusive ethos is built around Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment (4 C’s).

All our work is underpinned by our highly qualified, dedicated and innovative specialist staff. We work with parents, Governors and Medway LA to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to our local community.

External verification clearly highlights Twydall Primary is rapidly moving forward on our journey to be rightly recognised as being a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted.

We are confident that our pupils are able to experience the joy of learning through our broad and engaging curriculum with specialist teaching support from Rainham Mark Grammar School. We are extremely aspirational for all members of our school community: we embrace life-long learning and are committed to extending our knowledge, developing our staff and all of our children.

Our curriculum intent is to increase each child’s cultural capital through:

Recognising children’s prior learning. Providing a specialist based teaching, which offers rich learning experiences connected through the skills of reading. Developing interpersonal skills, resilience, intellectual curiosity. Stretch, challenge and inspire. Developing a sense of passion and knowledge of their local area and communities. Experiencing the joy of learning through challenging enrichment opportunities.

Our curriculum Implementation is based around specialist teaching in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to deliver the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths and also for the teaching of the Foundation subjects of Science, Humanities and Art.

In EYFS our children learn through a mixture of child initiated play and direct teaching in small groups. The classroom environments are carefully set up to develop curiosity, independence and challenge. The development of language through rhyme and story-telling are a focus. Pupils are able to learn inside and outside across the sessions. RWI phonics is introduced in the nursery as a foundation for reception.

In Key Stage 1 children are registered in their home classrooms but then move for phonics, English and Maths lessons. All other subjects are taught in the home classrooms we recognising the need for children to develop their imaginations and learn through play we practice Continuous provision throughout Reception and Year 1 and 2 to encourage children’s development and encourage their natural curiosity.

We have a great deal of experience, specially trained staff and a superb Inclusion team who work hard with all families to ensure that all pupils receive the very best care, provision and expert help. The whole school benefits from having a broad intake including those with hearing impairments and physical disabilities.

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Twydall Primary School

Gillingham

Address

Twydall Lane
Twydall
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 6JS

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