Our Values

At Sudbrook we aim to enable children to express their individuality and to set their own pace. We value the diversity of all the children in our care and celebrate their differences. Our aspiration is to consistently exceed your expectations by providing truly outstanding care for your child; continuous improvement is at the heart of our ethos. Our staff constantly evaluate their work and display a genuine passion for children.

A school at the heart of the community

Sudbrook has been at the heart of the community for nearly 60 years, teaching generations of children from local families. The school is based in a Village Hall on a quiet private road which backs on to Richmond Park. It is co-owned by Mrs Jo Jotischky, whose daughters attended the school, and Mrs Jackie Mitchell, a former primary school head.

The Nursery School Photo Gallery

Curriculum

At Sudbrook School all children are supported in developing their full potential at their own pace. Our programme of observation and assessment enables our dedicated and experienced teachers to plan a curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child offering the requisite level of adult support.

Each child has a Key Person who will make sure that education and care provided is right for the child’s particular needs and interests. She will monitor and assess the child’s progress while working in partnership with the parents.

In order for everyone to benefit from each teacher’s skills, the qualified staff of Sudbrook School actively take part in the care and education of all the children.

By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and addressing each child’s needs and interests we offer a curriculum which leads to the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ as stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 and the Developmental Matters.

In planning and guiding what children learn, we reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and adjust our practice appropriately.

Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.

Active Learning – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter challenges and enjoy their achievements.

Creating and thinking creatively – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

We ensure that every child in our care is challenged and stimulated to meet the closely interconnected developmental milestones as defined by the Early Learning Goals in the:

Prime areas of Learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas of Learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design

Record of Children’s Progress

We have an on-going programme of observation, assessment and recording children’s education attainments and progress, which is shared with parents regularly on Tapestry and is updated by both by the Key Person and the parents. We also hold parent/teacher discussions in the Autumn and Spring terms and provide a written report in the Summer Term. During these meetings the child’s progress and areas for development will be discussed. The child’s Key Person and Mrs Adl are always available should you want to discuss any concerns you may have.

Key Person’s reports which are educated by the child’s observations and assessments include:

– 2-3 Year Check
– Autumn and Spring Parent– Teacher Meetings
– End of Year Report
– The Transfer Summary (When moving on to KS1)

Our Parent Community

Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. We work in close partnership with parents and use parental knowledge and expertise to support the learning opportunities we provide.

We are fortunate to have an engaged group of parents and we actively encourage them to participate in the school community. Parents are welcome to come in either to observe or help lead activities whenever they wish. They love attending our end-of-term shows and organising an annual charity fundraiser. Parents often form enduring friendships that last beyond Sudbrook.

A school at the heart of the community