At Roecroft we encourage all children to develop their full potential and reach the highest possible standards of work and behaviour . The school has good links with the local community, a new ‘Friends of Roecroft’ parents association, and a supportive Governing Body. As a school community we believe we are all part of a learning community and provide opportunity for members of our community to lead in areas of strength and talent. Our School Council meet regularly and are involved in all aspects of school life. We cherish the strengths and benefits of good teamwork. As a school we are active in working within the wider learning community with neighbouring schools. We hope that every child will enjoy a happy and successful journey with us at Roecroft Lower School.
Mrs Julie Pearson Headteacher
We are very proud of our school, its fine reputation and excellent achievements. Following our Ofsted inspection in November 2008 our school was graded “Outstanding in all areas of provision”. Ofsted commented that “this extremely successful school has significant strengths in all areas of provision. Teaching and learning are outstanding and are characterised by very respectful relationships and high levels of engagement and challenge for all. The curriculum provides excellent learning opportunities, within and outside the school, that are carefully planned to meet everyone’s needs and our pupils make outstanding progress. Ofsted recognised that at the heart of the school’s success lies the commitment of every adult and child to the 22 values in its Values Education Programme. We were also praised for the outstanding leadership and management at all levels across the school.
At Roecroft we believe in respecting and valuing everyone. Values Education is at the core of our school community and we have high expectations for staff and children and work together to create a school where everyone learns and develops to the best of their ability. Our children learn about making choices and recognising if these choices are good and right for them as individuals. They learn about respect, differences, rights, responsibilities, choices, diversity and expression.
Our School Day:
School starts at 8.50 a.m.
Morning break – 10.45 – 11.00 a.m.
Lunch break – 12.00 - 1.15 p.m.
(Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage children have a short break in the afternoon)
Reception children finish at 3.25pm (allows time to collect older siblings)
School finishes at 3.30 p.m.
School starts at 8.50am when the children are collected from the playground by their teacher. It is important that children are punctual but we do ask that they are not on the premises before 8.45am as we cannot guarantee supervision. Any children arriving after 8.50am must come into school via the Main Entrance and check in at the School Office.
Uniform: Please ensure all items are named. Items of uniform can be obtained from most children’s clothing stores. Those items marked with * can be purchased from the school office where a current price list is displayed.
We expect all of our pupils to wear the school uniform which is:
- Grey trousers/shorts/skirt or pinafore
- Green and white checked or striped summer dress
- Roecroft sweatshirt* or green sweater
- White shirt or blouse
- Either green, white or grey tights
We also have the following items available from the school office: green and gold striped tie*; green woolly hat*; school cap*; scrunchies*; water bottles*; Roecroft T-shirts; Roecroft green printed P.E. bags; and book bags
Sensible shoes, not trainers, are required for both boys and girls. Please avoid fashionable high-heels as these can be dangerous.
PE and Games: For all indoor activities your child will require a pair of plain shorts and a T-shirt* or leotard. Plimsolls are needed for outdoor activities. Trainers and tracksuits may be worn outside but these are not a necessity.
All items of P.E. clothing must be named and kept in a drawstring bag*.
Long hair must be tied back for all P.E. activities. Jewellery is not allowed for any P.E. lesson. Earrings have to be removed unless the parent/guardian has signed an indemnity form, which is available from the school office.
It is a great help if children have been taught to manage buttons, laces and zips etc. before starting school.
The school office is normally open from 8.30 am to 3.45 p.m. on Monday to Friday.
You are welcome to come and visit us to find out more.
Please contact us on 01462 730336
OFSTED Inspection Report 2008
We are absolutely delighted to report that our inspectors found that Roecroft is an OUTSTANDING SCHOOL in ALL areas of provision.