Providing a high-quality education, setting high expectations and first class teaching and learning are central to Clifton High School. For this reason, once children enter the Junior School they are taught not only by their class teacher but also a range of specialist teachers from across the school.
Children in Years 3 and 4 receive specialist teaching in swimming, PE, sport, music, french, spanish and library skills. By Year 6 this extends to ten specialist teaching areas which include mathematics, science and art. All other lessons including history, geography, english, religious studies, enrichment, design, technology, ICT and personal, social, health and citizenship education are taught by the class teacher.
Teachers are also supported by our Enhanced Learning Department. This department provides additional support for any boy or girl whether they need extra help, booster sessions, extension activities or English as an additional language (EAL).
All our Junior School teachers have considerable experience; they foster curiosity, creativity and confidence in our children and they all have a genuine passion for teaching and enriching the lives of the children. Class sizes are small at Clifton High School and with first class teaching coupled with outstanding pastoral care our boys and girls receive a well-rounded education.
Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their practice, develop new skills, show innovation and be adaptable to change. Staff regularly attend professional development courses, benefitting from training that is current and relevant, ensuring they continue to be well aware of educational initiatives and keep abreast of good practice. We regularly review and modify our teaching in light of changes in educational thinking and practice to ensure we maintain a broad and balanced approach allowing our boys and girls to discover and develop every talent.