At Rockingham we believe that learning should be both fun and engaging. We provide pupils with a broad and varied curriculum that encourages children to develop a thirst for knowledge and an enthusiasm for learning. We strive for high standards in all aspects of the curriculum and believe that all children should achieve to the very best of their ability.
At Rockingham we believe that learning should be both fun and engaging. We provide pupils with a broad and varied curriculum that encourages children to develop a thirst for knowledge and an enthusiasm for learning. We strive for high standards in all aspects of the curriculum and believe that all children should achieve to the very best of their ability. This academic year, the school has started some new schemes, ‘Talk for Writing’ and Effective Maths, which have been proven to improve pupil attainment, so far they have been very successful and we know they will continue to be in the future.
At Rockingham, we understand that every child is different and that not all children will excel in the same areas. We therefore encourage all academic and social achievements, however big or small. This is done through our weekly Celebration Assembly, where children are awarded Work of the Week for their academic achievements, and Always Bands for achievement in other areas.
As a school, we celebrate all areas of the Curriculum through our Parental Engagement Days, which are used to enhance and enrich the pupil’s understanding of other cultures and of the world around them. Examples include Animal Day, where children experienced seeing and handling a variety of domestic and exotic animals, and our Chinese Festival, which allowed the children to learn about Chinese culture and Chinese New Year.
Becoming part of the David Ross Education Trust gave us the perfect opportunity to develop and change our Curriculum. We feel that this change will raise standards, drive ambition and develop well rounded individuals and citizens of the future. We believe that the enrichment opportunities offered by the Trust will complement and enhance our newly developed Curriculum in order to make the overall learning journey at Rockingham an exciting, relevant and inspiring educational experience for every child.
e-safety: a life skill
At Rockingham we recognise that while online technology is fantastic for learning and for fun, it’s really important to stay safe, so we are committed to helping children manage e-safety. We help children to ‘be SMART’.
S: stay Safe – don’t give out your personal information to people, places or websites you don’t know and trust.
M: don’t Meet up – meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous; always check with an adult you trust.
A: Accepting emails, files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know can cause problems for you and your technology.
R: Reliable? Check information found online before you believe it; is the person or the website telling the truth?
T: Tell someone – tell an adult you trust if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable.
e-Safety @ Home
Whether it’s on a tablet, smartphone, games console or computer, most children will spend most of their online time at home, so it’s really important they can manage e-safety themselves. Adults at home can help by:
- monitoring how long your children spend online
- talking to your children about their online activities
- knowing how to set up parental locks on any device that can get online
There are lots of great resources online to help; here are a few: