A Caring Community
Underpinning all we do at Clifton High School is the care with which we guide and support the children.
In Year 1, classes are taught by a qualified class teacher plus alongside them a qualified teaching assistant for each class. In Year 2 classes are taught by a qualified class teacher and share a qualified teachers' assistant. Our class sizes ensure that teachers and teachers' assistants know the children well and are able to devote more time to each child.
It is crucial to a child's well-being and development that they are happy and feel safe, secure and supported. The teachers and teachers' assistants ensure that each child feels a valued member of the group so that a strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted.
At playtimes and lunchtimes, we have a high level of adult supervision and our Year 2 playground monitors are always on hand to support any child who is feeling lonely or anxious.
Children's achievements are celebrated and their progress is closely monitored so that any need for special provision is quickly identified. Our learning support department provides a second line of support for the children.
Teachers and teachers' assistants work closely with parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect and reports and parent/teacher conferences provide opportunities to report on academic progress and social development. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the class teacher to discuss any aspect of their child's well-being and teachers will contact parents should they have any issues they wish to raise.
We are justly proud of our pastoral care, recognised as being "outstanding" in our most recent inspection report.