At SVPS we have a well qualified, dedicated and experienced teaching staff. Class sizes are small and there is an excellent staff pupil ratio (10:1).
From Kindergarten to Year 2, throughout the early years, the children are predominantly taught by their Form Teacher,
with some specialist teaching in Music, PE, Games, French and Dance.
Once they reach the age of 7 (Year 3), specialist teaching becomes a more integral part of their curriculum, when the children are taught Science, Art, D&T, ICT, Music, French, PE and Games by subject specialists.
From Year 5 onwards all the children’s teaching is by subject specialists. This is excellent preparation for any Senior School establishment.
Maths sets start in Year 4 and English in Year 5. There are 3 sets, one fast track and two parallel in each year group. Those in the parallel sets cover the same work but at a pace appropriate to their abilities and needs.
Further small group teaching may be offered if the children require it.