Response to consultation on the timings of the school day and the calendar for the school year for all three AST SW Hub schools June 2020

 

How is the learning organised?
Each school day will be very structured and at all times the children know what to expect; they learn to respect the learning mood in the classroom from the peak concentration of the Main Lesson at the start of the day to the more relaxed mood in such lessons as handwork.

Afternoon care will be available for children whose parents are working, or are unable to have their children at home for the afternoon for whatever reason.

Why is full-time school introduced gradually?
Children are introduced gradually to a full day at school on the grounds that the learning experience will be tiring for young children and that the benefits of the Steiner curriculum are maximised when young children have sufficient time to play. Parents of young children will be asked to sign a home/school agreement that states that they understand and support this view. Afternoon care will be available for children whose parents are working, or are unable to have their children at home for the afternoon for whatever reason.

Proposed New Timings for the school day (from September 2020)