Our Prep School starts in Year 3 at age 7 to 8, and ends in Year 6 at age 11. At this stage the girls become highly independent, developing the confidence, skills and knowledge that thoroughly prepares them for senior school and beyond.
As a thriving independent girls’ school, we embrace the key principles of the National Curriculum, but also have the freedom to structure and teach our own inspiring and creative curriculum, tailored to suit individual needs. The best interests of our pupils is at the heart of everything we do, striving for a mastery approach to learning that allows each girl to develop at her own pace and providing challenge and support where appropriate. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative hub for teaching and learning, continually seeking the best ways of ensuring all pupils leave Maltman’s Green as self-confident, resilient, future-ready girls with those increasingly important transferrable life skills.
While paving the way for excellence, we also ensure that social and emotional wellbeing is fostered. Our approach is holistic, we strive to create an inspirational, motivational and future-ready environment for all of our girls.
We offer many opportunities for our girls to develop their talents and to feel challenged and supported. Differentiation in lessons plays a central role, be it by task or learning style. Extra-curricular clubs provide opportunities for girls to explore their abilities and there are a variety of school, local and national competitions that girls of all abilities can enter.
We use learning beyond the classroom to add depth and breadth to children’s experiences. Our vast and varied school grounds, in addition to the local area, enables us to engage our girls through irresistible learning opportunities.
Mrs Conn shares the deputy headship with Mrs Gaynor and is responsible for the Prep part of the School. Lara is a Professional Development enthusiast, having completed a variety of safeguarding, leadership and management, and mentoring courses including the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership. She is also a Team Inspector, working with the Independent Schools Inspectorate to ensure schools across the country are supported to provide the best education possible for the pupils they teach. She is keen to further develop her own education as well as that of others. Lara studied Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where she was awarded a B.Ed (Hons). In her nine years of teaching since then, she has held a variety of leadership positions including Head of English and Key Stage 2 Leader at a large comprehensive school and, more recently, Director of Studies and Deputy Head here at Maltman’s Green. Outside of life at school, Lara is a keen traveller and enjoys walking, playing the drums and reading Sci-Fi and Crime novels.