At Rokesly Every Child Matters in Every Way
Your child deserves the best.
To get the best outcomes we must have the best systems and the best standards – measurable and accountable – to demonstrate excellence. We have ambitious expectations for all.
Our School Vision is that at Rokesly…
Our community is warm and welcoming
Learning is fun and fascinating
We celebrate the things that make us special
We challenge ourselves to go further
Recovering from Covid-19 – Belonging, Achieving, Empowerment, Purpose
Rokesly children and their families have been through a global pandemic and now need safe spaces to help them recover from their losses
They need to feel a part of their community
They need to get back to enjoying learning and recover the learning they may have lost
They need to have support to deal with their emotions, worries and feelings
They need to have hope and a sense of possibility
Learning did not stop despite the partial closure of our school.
Staff and leaders made sure that our children were given work to complete at home, had contact with the wider school community and were welcomed back to be with friends and staff and begin to re-engage with learning. Despite this, every child will have experienced losses to routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom. Our school improvement priorities these year reflect that recovery that needs to happen in school to make sure every child reaches their potential and is prepared for their next stage of learning.
Our School Improvement Priorities 2020-21
Priority 1 2020-21: Curriculum – Embed a revised curriculum that effectively recovers learning deficits, minimises disadvantages inspires learners and strengthens a sense of self, community and place in the wider world – Belonging, Achieving, Empowerment, Purpose
- Ensure that the Rokesly curriculum effectively recovers learning deficits, builds on strengths and minimises disadvantages
- Ensure that the Rokesly curriculum inspires learners and gives learning meaning and purpose
- Make sure the Rokesly curriculum strengthens children’s sense of self, community and place in the wider world
- Make sure all children access our outdoor environment regularly and routinely as part of an outstanding curriculum so they are able to build skills and knowledge across all curriculum areas.
- Remote learning supports children unable to attend school due to coronavirus
Priority 2 2020-21: ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR LEARNING – Rokesly children demonstrate achievement in all identified ‘Essential Skills’ areas. They recognise the skills they need to develop and have effective strategies for self-regulation – Belonging, Achieving, Empowerment, Purpose
- Our Whole School Vision statement is recognised and meaningful to all members of our school community
- Our Essential Skills for learning are understood by all stakeholders
- Children develop a range of skills that impact on their outcomes as learners and ensure they are ready for their next stage of learning
- Essential Skills are given a place of importance in all aspects of school life
Priority 3 2020-21: MATHS – Further improve Maths teaching and learning and Calculation strategies across the school to ensure all children have opportunities to develop reasoning skills and achieve GDS – Belonging, Achieving, Empowerment, Purpose
- The POWER MATHS scheme is introduced to ensure staff are equipped to teach a full and effective maths curriculum
- Children have opportunities to develop procedural fluency and conceptual understanding through investigative, practical, collaborative and independent activities
- Our maths curriculum successfully prepares KS1 pupils for the KS2 curriculum at all levels of attainment, including the most able and those attaining the Greater Depth Standard
- Teachers actively seek out and participate in developing collaborative networks that have the capacity to sustain continuous improvement in Maths
- Pupils learn independently with increased motivation, raised standards and accelerated progress
Junior and Infant Schools Shared Priorities
Every year we work together across both schools to identify opportunities to share outstanding practice, co-ordinate strategies for areas of school improvement and pool resources to ensure staff receive essential training
Joint Priority Action Plan – Improve outcomes for BAME children at Rokesly schools
With our Junior colleagues, Rokesly infant and Nursery school have made a pledge to create equality of opportunity, challenge barriers to learning and fairness and improve outcomes for our BAME pupils:
“Every child and young person in Haringey matters. Every child and young person deserves the best life chances, especially when they face additional barriers due to ethnicity and disadvantage. It is everyone’s responsibility to make this a reality and create the equality of opportunity we want to see.”
To make this improvement a reality for our children, we have completed a self-assessment and devised a school plan of action. The areas we have identified for improvement are:
Provide consistent response to reports of racist incidents in school
Ensure the curriculum and resources reflect our diverse school community
Improve parental inclusion in wider school events and the wider school community
We actively nurture links between our schools and other institutions and agencies, along with involvement in projects that support us in improving outcomes for our BAME pupils
Other shared Junior and Infant Schools Priorities
Priority 1 – CURRICULUM – We will be working with Junior colleagues to ensure that our curriculum prepares every child to access the learning in KS2
Priority 2 – ESSENTIAL SKILLS – Children can identify their own achievement as effective learners in all identified ‘Essential Skills’ areas in line with ‘Readiness for next stage of learning’ statements.
Priority 3 – MATHS – We will continue to work with colleagues in other schools to develop maths teaching and learning which ensures that infant children are fully prepared for expectations in KS2
Achievement at Rokesly Infant and Nursery School
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our children at Rokesly.
Across our Reception classes last year 78% of Rokesly children achieved a Good Level of Development (Haringey 76% and National 72%) which is an indicator that children are successful in all areas of the curriculum and are ready to access the next stage of their learning.
Last year in Year 2 86% of Rokesly pupils achieved at or above age expectations in Reading (Haringey 77% and National 75%)
86% of Rokesly pupils achieved at or above expectations in Writing (Haringey 74% and National 70%)
81% of Rokesly pupils achieved at or above expectations in Maths
(Haringey 78% and National 76%)
92% of Rokesly pupils achieved the expected standard in Science
(Haringey 84% and National 83%)