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Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School

Early Years

Welcome to Bishopswood Early Years Foundation Stage (nursery).  The teachers are Febs and Esme.




Our Early Years department is co-located at Valley Road primary school in Henley.  Early Years caters for a wide range of special educational needs, for children aged 2-5 years, offering outstanding provision within a fully inclusive learning environment.  Eight of a total of twenty-six  equivalent full time places are allocated on a sessional basis.  The department is managed by a highly experienced teacher who works part time and is supported by another part time teacher and  a  team of three learning support assistants.  Bishopswood staff work closely with the Valley Road staff sharing well-resourced classrooms, and an outdoor learning space.  Careful assessments are made of each child’s progress and these are shared regularly with parents/carers.  Preparation for moving to the next phase of education at five, begins when a child is four years old.  The department is supported by a speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and clinical nurse specialist.  (These services fall under the NHS).

Morning session          9.00 a.m. to 12.00  p.m.

Afternoon session       12.30 p.m. to  3.00 p.m.