The Focus school day is a living experience that students, teachers and parents enter into, share and enjoy to form a vibrant learning partnership.
At Focus School Wilton Campus, each day begins long before the students arrive at 08:40. Careful planning and organisation is required not only to ensure each student arrives on time and is ready for learning, but that the school is also ready to receive them. To us, things such as the uniform a child wears, the transport they use and the breakfast they have are all important elements of a successful and productive day.
The Focus curriculum and timetable provide a common platform on which the school day is based, giving scope for us to work with other Focus schools and share resources. We currently operate six periods of fifty minute lessons to facilitate a broad and appropriately allocated timetable across a wide range of subjects. In KS2 the core subjects are largely taught in the morning, with an emphasis on all students being in class for the introduction of the concepts being learnt. Increasingly, students are given a choice of tasks and are helped to identify the importance of working with peers that will help them progress in their learning.
A range of activities are offered during lunchtime, with specific lunchtime groups on particular days – students join in with these with much enthusiasm.
School finishes at 14:55, giving students valuable time to complete their homework and continue their studies at home.