Junior

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Roedean Moira House Junior School is a creative and open plan learning environment, designed for teaching, learning and the development of children in Reception to Year 6. The School has been specifically equipped with the latest state-of-the-art IT technology to help boost our pupils knowledge of the world around them.

Girls benefit from skilled and experienced teachers, who are totally dedicated to the growth and development of each child. Individual study plans have been designed around an enhanced National Curriculum and The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). Girls are taught using the EYFS Curriculum until they excel from their Reception class. From Year 1, they are taught using the enhanced National Curriculum which incorporates a wide variety of teaching skills to help encourage learning by making their studies more engaging and child focused.

Girls enjoy an extensive range of activities outside of the classroom, such as day trips, outdoor play, welcoming special visitors to the department and sporting activities. Specialist subjects and activities are also available including: Dance, Drama, Music, Swimming, PE, French, Crafts, Choir and Sports. These are in addition to the school’s topic based teaching methods enhanced by themed weeks which connect the different curriculum areas of learning.

Every child’s development and growth is our number one priority and as such, we make sure that the learning provisions and equipment are constantly reviewed and updated or expanded, to make certain that we are providing opportunities which reflect the many diverse interests of the girls in our care.

Learning develops through the introduction of more independent, imaginative and creative elements and activities to support their learning as they move up through the Junior School. Class sizes are kept small, helping us to deliver a bespoke teaching and learning experience for each individual girl. We firmly believe this helps make the girls more secure, thereby encouraging their imaginations and building up confidence to face challenges around them, both in the school and beyond.

There are opportunities in place for the girls to work in partnership with the senior girls through the ‘Pyramid’ celebrations and competitions which forge strong bonds across the years. Shared common interests and helpfulness to one another create a unique learning and development environment for all the girls through their time in school.

Meet Head of Junior School

C KEMP

Mrs Cecy Kemp joined Moira House in September 2014 as Head of Key Stage 2. She has worked in both the Independent and State sector and was Head Teacher of a Junior school for seven years. In the 23 years that she has been teaching, she has been responsible for developing English and Mathematics, with a particular focus on creative and personalised learning; tracking pupil progress and developing good transition models. She led training in East Sussex on school provision for Gifted and Talented pupils and has specialisms in Music and RE and a degree in Biological Sciences. In an adjustment to the management structure in the autumn term 2016, Mrs Kemp moved to the new position of Head of Prep.