Mile End School opened its doors for the first time in April 2010. The school has approximately 420 mainstream pupils within 16 classes and 70 children with varied additional support needs within 7 specialist classrooms. Children within the specialist classes are grouped according to skills and aptitudes.
This model provides great opportunities for us to celebrate the diversity of the school population and promote inclusion whenever possible. As a school community we are excited about the opportunities this model presents and we work hard to enhance this very special learning environment.
Our Nursery runs two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session has places for forty children. The Nursery team consists of a Teacher, Senior Early Years Practitioner, and Early Years Practitioners.
We have over 30 permanent teachers including Support for Learning Teachers (SLT). This help us ensure that all children receive appropriate support and challenge. We have visiting specialist teachers of P.E., music and drama and access to a range of music instructors who teach our pupils to play a variety of instruments.
We are fortunate to employ skilled Early Years Practitioners and Pupil Support Assistants who are deployed on a needs basis throughout the school and their support is invaluable in helping us meet individual needs.
The school is very well resourced and has well utilised general purpose spaces. We take pride in working to provide innovative resources and approaches to engage our pupils in the learning process and make our approach to teaching and learning enjoyable!