Pupils have varied lessons with their Form Tutor or class teacher and also benefit greatly from a range of specialist teaching to include Science, ICT, French, Latin, Music and Art. Classes are small, work is differentiated and streaming and setting are used. Children are carefully set within their year group according to ability (although Years 3 and 4 are only set in Maths). This allows children to progress at the speed that suits them best and offers an individual, personalised learning approach.
A range of assessments, both formal and informal are carried out during a pupil’s time at Pinewood. Parents receive regular progress and termly reports, which detail achievement and effort. The strong tutorial system, academic and pastoral, ensures that every child’s success is celebrated and rewarded, whilst those pupils whose reports identify areas that are challenging, are helped and supported. There are formal Academic evenings and Parents’ meetings during the year, and regular and open communication is encouraged between home and school.