Westgate (Year 5 and 6)
Westgate at St Paul’s includes Year 5 and Year 6. This enables us to continue our unique approach to teaching and learning and promotes advanced tailoring for all our pupils.
Pupils are split into mixed year, Key Worker groups of no more than 30 pupils. This affords the pupils the opportunity to learn from and develop with their peers, while simultaneously building upon the knowledge and understanding that they gained in earlier phases. The use of key workers facilitates targeted pastoral support and a clear point of contact for parents and guardians throughout their time in Westgate.
Pupils typically align with their Key Worker group throughout the day: to be registered, complete discussion and pastoral based learning, undertake non-core subject activities and school-wide learning. In addition to Key Worker groups, pupils are then taught in flexible learning groups – these include Reading, Literacy, Maths and some Wider Curriculum learning. This approach allows for increased levels of differentiation (grow and stretch) and logistical flexibility, across the ‘stage’ of learning, thus enabling yet more targeted learning for all pupils and improved outcomes. The latter is crucially supported by the dedicated provision of additional staff members, through a ‘Double staffing’ model, to deliver teaching and guided support for the learning groups.
In addition, this model allows for pupils to receive focussed teaching and guidance around preparation for participation in end of Key-Stage assessments, or the implementation of alternative provision at their ‘stage.’