WELCOME TO ROSEGROVE INFANT SCHOOL's WEBSITE!
I am delighted to be welcoming back all our children and families in September 2020 and may I take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to our new Reception families.
We sent you a letter in July, guiding you through some of the changes we have made to ensure that we abide by government legislation and to ensure that we provide as safe a place as possible for your children and the staff team, as they start back at school this term.
We will continue to follow LCC and government guidance and as things change we will keep you as well informed and up to date as we possibly can.
Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the pandemic. I, for one, cannot wait until things can safely return to normal, but for now, I and all the teachers and staff at Rosegrove endeavour to make your children's time in school as happy and safe as we possibly can.
Rosegrove is a happy and thriving Infant school. Rosegrove Schools have been on this site on Owen Street since 1898. At this time, there were several schools clustered together. The schools then catered for up to 988 pupils! Times have changed and although we are a two-form entry infant school, our maximum admission number is 180. Just a little lower than in the past!
"Pupils are proud to attend Rosegrove Infant School." OFSTED 2018
We are a very experienced and dedicated team with high expectations for our children. We are very aware that it is particularly important, during these first years of a child's development and school life, that children develop independence, confidence and resilience. Our aim is to give our pupils the best possible start on their learning journey.
Our staff team, parents, governors and other agencies work together to provide a safe and caring environment for our children and their families. We are proud of the support we offer and there is always someone available, even if only to listen and signpost where necessary.
"A balance of strong pastoral support and teaching ensures that...pupils do well at Rosegrove."
" There is a strong culture of safeguarding at Rosegrove."
"Pupils feel safe in school." OFSTED 2018
In our school, we aim to develop the child through constructive comments and positive responses so that they constantly grow. Where possible, we promote self-evaluation and set realistic targets involving each child in the learning process.
"They are polite, well behaved and develop
into confident and competent learners." OFSTED 2018
Our children begin to learn early about their own strengths and the things that they need to develop further. We know that through exploring and trial and error, children learn best . As such we modify our lessons to ensure that all children are engaged, have fun and have the opportunity to reflect on HOW they are learning, as much as on WHAT they are learning.
Expectations of behaviour are high. Classroom Rules, our Manners Matter Charter (which was created by our families) and our Playground Charter are shared with the children and new families joining school. We expect children to be respectful of these and to understand, through modelling and discussion, what they should be doing to ensure a safe and happy place for all. We focus on the positive and reward children when we see them doing the right thing.
We are very proud of our school and of our pupils. Every day there is something to smile about and something to celebrate!