At Priorslee Academy we aim to make the transition from home to school a smooth and enjoyable experience for all children. We aim to provide a warm and caring atmosphere in order that they may develop social and intellectual skills with confidence. We are committed to providing a framework, which enables and enhances purposeful learning through the Foundation Stage Curriculum, giving depth, breadth, balance and progression towards the Early Learning Goals. Telford and Wrekin Council is responsible for the admission policy and procedures for the school.
At Priorslee, we invite parents into school to meet the Executive Principal, Early Years Co-ordinator and class teacher. This meeting will give parents the opportunity to give staff information about their children and for them to have an outline of the Early Years Curriculum. The children are invited to spend some time in class during the term prior to entry. Transition continues in September when children attend mornings only in the first week. We also have a policy for assessment in the Early Years. This policy includes a Base Line Assessment, which is completed at the end of the children’s first six weeks in school.
The aim of this assessment is to record the teacher’s observations of the skills and attitudes of the children on entry into school. These assessments will also inform teachers and parents of appropriate targets to set the children to ensure progress in Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy, and also Mathematics.