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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Fox Grove School


 EYFS at Fox Grove

At Fox Grove school, the Early Years (Reception) and Key Stage 1 (years 1-2) classes aim to provide a joyful essential foundation as an introduction to school life. Enabling pupils with the necessary skills for readiness in learning so that they will be ready to access a broad and balanced curriculum.

 Our priority is providing an environment where the development of each child’s ability to emotionally self-regulate, to begin to communicate, to interact with others and to know how to play can be individually supported.

This essential basis in skills for school life develops pupils’ potential to successfully progress onto more academic learning.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. (DFE 2021)

These intentions accommodate the guiding principles from the Statutory Framework for the EYFS which should shape practice in early years settings for all children, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). These principles are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.

 For further information on our EYFS & KS1 please click here.