School Improvement Priorities
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

Alongside our colleagues in other Haringey schools, we have signed and are dedicated to fulfilling the Haringey BAME achievement 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.”

Our school is committing to:

1. A champion for Black Caribbean and BAME on the Senior Leadership Team
2. A lead governor for Black Caribbean and BAME achievement
3. Completing a self evaluation and sharing the results with governors
4. Leaders to set stretching attainment targets, lead ‘difficult conversations’ and commit to a
whole school focus
5. Identifying Black Caribbean and BAME achievement in our School Improvement Plan, with regular progress updates and an annual report to governors
6. Releasing staff to attend and disseminate specific CPD
7. Supporting transition arrangements for vulnerable BAME young people
8. Engaging BAME parents’ views at school and providing positive parenting support

Through or meetings with our BAME parent group, we are working to make this improvement a reality for our children. We have completed a self-assessment and devised a school plan of action. We have also held a whole school BAME review in July 2021. The areas we have identified for our school 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%)


We are proud to be committed to the Haringey BAME achievement pledge

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Rokesly Infant and Nursery School,
Hermiston Avenue,
London, N8 8NH