St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

Phase 2


Phase 2 at St Paul’s includes Year 2, 3 and Year 4. Due to the success of the Phase 1 structure over the last 3 years, we have extended the model into Phase 2, therefore continuing our unique approach to teaching and learning, tailored to meet the needs of our pupils.

Pupils are split into Key Worker groups, of no more than 30 children. The Key Worker groups are mixed across year groups, allowing pupils the opportunity to learn and develop from their peers, whilst also emphasising and improving oracy skills, a critical function for successful development. This approach ensures that pupils receive targeted pastoral support, continuity of teaching and a clear point of contact for parents and guardians throughout their time in the phase.

Children meet with their Key Worker group twice daily, to be registered, engage in discussion and complete pastoral based learning. These activities can range depending on the specific needs of the group and often include wider curriculum work, sharing of ideas, shared reading and activities that support pupils’ social, emotional and mental health.

In addition to Key Worker groups, pupils are taught in learning groups for Reading/Phonics, Literacy, Maths and wider curriculum subjects. Differentiated learning groups allow flexibility, challenge and support to be targeted to both the individual and specific needs of each group. Pupils have one key teacher for their learning group, which may differ to their Key Worker adult.

In Phase 2, we are lucky to have additional members of staff to support with the teaching of core knowledge, understanding and skills. We ensure staff are utilised to support individual and smaller group needs where necessary in order to ensure that all pupils succeed.