We have a dedicated team of teachers and support staff at the school, who are committed to helping our pupils develop both academically and personally during their time at our school.

Mr Paul SeemanHeadteacher
Mrs Alison DurlingRobins Teacher (EYFS/Year 1)
Mrs Harriet TaylorWrens Teacher (3 days)  (Y1/2)
Mrs Karen SquirrellWrens Teacher (2 days)  (Y1/2)
Mrs Kerry TravisSkylarks Teacher (Y3/4)
Mrs Claire StanleySwifts Teacher  (Y5/6)
Mrs Laura BealSchool Secretary
Mrs Sue DaviesTeaching Assistant & BASC Play Leader
Mrs Linda DriverTeaching Assistant
Miss Marie HalesTeaching Assistant & BASC Play Worker & Caretaker
Mrs Jo LudkinTeaching Assistant (HLTA PPA Cover)
Mrs Sandra MartinSEN Teaching Assistant
Mrs Amanda GoymourSenior MSA & SEN Teaching Assistant
Ms Rachael CooperSEN Teaching Assistant
Miss Molly StanleySupporting Teaching and Learning Apprentice
Miss Carrie-Ann BakerMSA
Mrs Natalie CanhamMSA
Mrs Samantha RoutMSA
Mrs Christine LeighMSA & Cleaner
Mrs Cecila Trench MSA
Mrs Deborah LordDining Room Assistant

 

Classes

Our classes are arranged as follows: please click on the classes to view our class blogs!

Robins (EYFS/YEAR 1)

Wrens (YEAR 1 / 2)

Skylarks (YEAR 3 / 4)

Swifts (YEAR 5 / 6)

School Teams

Our school teams have names and colours. The names are historical Banham families that traditionally produced cider and apple juice. They are:

Murton (Blue)

Gaymer (Green)

Rout (Red)

Chapman (Yellow)

Our Curriculum

We employ a topic-based, integrated curriculum. Central to this is the belief that children bring with them to school considerable and varied backgrounds of knowledge and experience, which is not initially differentiated in the child’s mind into subject areas. Topic work provides a means of building on such experiences and for introducing children to important areas contained within separate subjects in an integrated way.

Topics vary from year to year and from class to class, reflecting where possible children’s interests and events of national and international interest, and often adapt units from the Hamilton Trust. Teachers complete a Curriculum Coverage Document to ensure all children cover all aspects of the national curriculum during their time at Banham Primary School. Maths, PE and Music as well as elements of Literacy, RE and Science are taught as discrete subjects while History, Geography, Computing, Art and D&T are delivered through topics. Topics are planned on a two yearly rolling programme, although teachers have the option of changing to other topics, covering the same objectives, which closer reflect the interests of the class or topical events. Further information is available on our Curriculum Maps below – ‘Year A’ started in 2017/18.

Curriculum Map for Robins

Curriculum Map for Wrens

Curriculum Map for Skylarks

Curriculum Map for Swifts

We use an approach to phonics teaching based on Hamilton Trust’s ‘Codebreakers’ which sees our EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 children grouped across year groups for daily phonics sessions which are then followed up in other reading time.  Children use a coloured book band scheme which is supplemented by Reading Band Information for Parents on what to look for in each coloured band when children are reading.