Welcome to our parents
Parents are always welcome at Rockingham Primary School. The school encourages parents to take part in everyday school life wherever possible as this support and involvement enhances the learning process.
Frances McKechnie, the Family Attendance Lead, is our link between families and the school. Frances works together with the school and other agencies to support parents and carers in their role as parents. Frances does this through:
- Supporting families with issues regarding attendance
- Working in partnership with parents and carers to help them access any further services they may need
- Helping parents and carers with parenting issues by offering one to one support and parenting programmes
- Supporting parents to take up learning opportunities themselves
- Working with parents and carers to try to make sure that children and young people are getting the most out of school and are safe and happy.
‘My aim is to ensure that parents/carers feel involved in their child’s education and confident about the ways in which they can help their child to succeed’
Frances is based in our community rooms at the school. A copy of the community rooms leaflet can be downloaded here with details of all the events going on this year.
For more information about the school
Previous Ofsted reports can be found here.
Our performance against other local primary schools, and latest KS2 results, can be found by clicking here.
Rockingham Primary School Results 2017
Good Level of Development 76%
Phonics Year 1 - 84%
Phonics Year 2- 97%
Key Stage 1
Reading Age Related- 56%
Writing Age Related- 56%
Maths Age Related- 61%
Combined Age Related- 56%
Key Stage 2
Combined Age Related- 30%
Reading Age Related- 50%
Writing Age Related- 58%
Maths Age Related- 48%
Grammar Age Related- 65%
Reading progress score- -3.5
Writing progress score- -3.4
Maths progress score- -4.3
Rockingham Primary School Results 2016
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all the children in our care and have a large team trained in Safeguarding.
Rockingham’s recruitment and selection procedures specify that all adults working with children have an enhanced DBS disclosure. This is to ensure that all unsuitable people are prevented from working with children.
We have robust procedures for admitting anyone into the school who will work with children and any visitor without a DBS (formerly CRB) certificate, including parents, is accompanied at all times.
All visitors are provided with our Safeguarding Leaflet (see left) which outlines the procedure for reporting any concerns they may have.
Anyone witnessing a disclosure or feeling concern is directed to immediately record the details on one of the school’s internal concern forms (pink slips) and to return it to one of the DSLs as soon as possible. (See Safeguarding Pathway to the left)
Please see our Child Protection policy (left) for more detail about recognising the signs of abuse and the procedures to follow.
The ‘R Team’ process the concern slips and decide how to proceed. This comprises Mrs Steed (Head Teacher), Mrs Dickerson (DSL and SENDCo), Mrs Frances McKechnie (Family Support Lead) and Mrs Sam Jackson (Relationship Lead and Learning Mentor).
If you are a parent and you are worried about any child
If you have concerns about any child, whether a pupil at Rockingham or not, then you should contact the County Child Protection Team Contact Centre (MASH team) on 03001261000 (option 1). You can do this anonymously if you prefer.
If you are unsure about contacting them, please do ask for advice from one of our DSLs who will be able to support you.
Reading support websites
Understanding Phonics: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-information-understanding-phonics/
Soundblending - great for Reception: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-teaching-sound-blending/
Storytime at home: an essential part of your child's reading journey: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/storytime-home/
Why read to your child?: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/information-parents-why-read-your-child/
Maths support videos
Our pupils have put together a few videos to help with teaching maths at home:
To find out more about our maths vocabulary, click here