Phase 1 is led by Shayon Bali (Assistant Headteacher)

Class Name Year Group Teacher Teaching Assistants

NS - Sky

NO - Ocean

Nursery - 2yr old

Nursery - 3yr old

Danielle Grantham

Paula Crook

Sheila Robb

Shabana Jehangir

Erin Mcnevin-Duff

Kay Collins

Louise Westwood

Tahira Batool

Clare Fleming

RB - Blue

RT - Turquoise


Shayon Bali / Sanna Mahmood

Rowan Rush

1P - Purple

1L - Lavender

Year One

Emily Barnes

Karen Roebuck


Children learn through play, exploring, investigating and by being creative.

In line with the foundation stage curriculum we have based our children's learning on first-hand experience. This will involve much time spent on outdoor activities and investigations as well as indoor tasks and experiences.


      During the early years of childhood, children's development does vary enormously. This has implications for our planning which must be flexible to enable staff to respond to children’s interests and needs at their stage of development. There are seven areas of learning in which we will base our teaching. These areas are personal, social and emotional; communication and language; physical development, literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

Within the teaching and learning activities we are aiming at specific early learning goals. We provide a wide selection of activities which will offer a range of ways for the children to work towards the learning goals.  The curriculum also covers the appropriate part of the current seven-year education plan the school has planned for your child’s educational development.

As a school we have considered very carefully what the children of Shawclough really need to develop. We have identified four key areas which we have called our ‘school drivers’.

  1. To be independent learners
  2. To care about our community and environment
  3. To enjoy learning
  4. To be healthy

The four drivers will be covered in all of the seven areas of learning.