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Rockingham Primary School

At Rockingham we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.

Parent Information

Welcome to our parents.

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As part of life at Rockingham Primary we consider behaviour and pastoral support to be vital to both children and families.

This is done by:

  • Supporting children and families who have barriers to learning involving social, emotional and behavioral problems
  • Offering sessions, both one-to-one and small group, to children to meet their needs.
  • Improving the attendance of children leading to a positive impact on academic performance.
  • Supporting families with issues at home that are affecting the children.

Children are referred to the team by the staff who know them and the best way to support them is discussed by the team.

This may involve simply listening to their problems, supporting friendships, providing them with encouragement, stimulating their interest in learning and building their confidence. Or it may mean referring to other more specialist services.

We also offer Lunch Bunch, designed for children who may be experiencing:

  • difficulty at home
  • difficulty on the playground
  • feeling unwell
  • a medical condition
  • low well-being or
  • difficulty with social settings.

They are referred by staff and initially come on a 3-week basis.

The support offered reduces over time, so they are ready to go back onto the playground. The aim is to keep the children socialising outside with their friends.

If the child starts to struggle again, they are allowed to come back in if they feel they are not coping.

My Family Coach

We use My Family Coach to help our parents and carers understand their children’s behaviour. My Family Coach is a free website written by behaviour experts with 20 years’ experience working with over 5,000 schools. My Family Coach will support you through the tough times, inspire you with new ideas, and share practical tips to make parenting that little bit easier.

Visit the My Family Coach website

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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 information which outlines the procedure for reporting any concerns they may have.

Any member of staff witnessing a disclosure, or feeling concern, is directed to immediately record the details on our electronic system called Safeguard.  Where it is not possible to access a computer, or in the event of a visitor being concerned, one of the school’s internal concern forms (pink slips) is completed and returned to one of the DSLs immediately.

Please see our Child Protection policy for more detail about recognising the signs of abuse and the procedures to follow.

If you are a parent and have concerns about any child, whether a pupil at Rockingham or not, then you should contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) on 03001267000 (option 1). You can do this anonymously if you prefer.

Read Write Inc & Phonics

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Key information

Our performance against other schools can be found via the Department for Education’s School Performance Table.

KS2 Performance Data - 2018/19

KS2 Results Over Time

Ofsted & Parent View

Our latest Ofsted report can be found here.
 Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Rockingham Primary Ofsted March 2022

Parent Documents

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