At ASSR we prioritise spending quality time with every pupil ensuring that the unique qualities and talents of each child are recognised and encouraged.

Teachers ensure that children are engaged in their learning by matching the tasks to the children’s ability and making learning practical and interactive.

Teachers constantly monitor and track each pupils’ progress so that learning is tailored to their needs maximising the progress they make.

Children are made aware of the next steps in their learning through steps to success, marking and constant verbal feedback which identify strengths and areas to develop.

The Head of School and Executive Headteacher monitor the progress of each child at three key assessment periods each year. Once assessment data has been collected and analysed for each child, pupil progress meetings are held and any child whose educational progress is not on track will be supported in the best way possible.

At ASSR we work hard to build strong relationships between teachers and families so that home and school can support children together.

Families are kept informed of their child’s progress and attitude to learning through parent consultations which happen three times a year. Children’s current progress and targets are shared at these meetings.

Children can share their work with families through our celebration assemblies and three open sessions throughout the year. A report summarising key aspects of children’s learning is sent home at the end of each academic year.


The school uses the Letters and Sounds Document to guide it's teaching of phonics (click here for a copy of the document).

As a summary, this is the order the school chooses to cover the phases:


Term 1 - EYFS Phase 1 revising for 1/2 weeks then Phase 2 for 6 weeks

Term 2- EYFS Phase 2 and 3

Term 3- EYFS Phase 3

Term 4- EYFS Phase 3/ 4

Term 5- EYFS Phase 4/5

Term 6- EYFS Phase 5

Year 1

All year- Phase 5 (recapping any that need it from lower phases). Following the twinkle programme.

Year 2

All year – Phase 6 (recapping any that need it from lower phases).