At Roche we believe that children have a right to a safe, happy, varied and challenging learning experience. Every individual child matters and all children have abilities and potential which must be realised. Within this context, commitment, self-responsibility, honesty and respect are the key personal qualities which we value from all members of our school community and that we feel are essential to success in later life.

These qualities are embodied in our school rules;

  • Show good manners at all times
  • Follow instructions with thought and care
  • Care for everyone and everything

As a school we feel that the drive for progress is everything. We acknowledge and reward effort and consistently encourage children and ourselves to achieve more and look forward to the next challenge.

We promote reading throughout our curriculum and ensure that the development of reading and the opportunity to engage with and enjoy reading is prioritised.

We organise the majority of learning from the broader curriculum under topics. These provide a meaningful and engaging context for learning that help children understand and remember the links between areas of learning. Topics are often linked to shared reading enabling the topic to be driven by fiction and non-fiction texts and further promoting a love of reading.

Our relentless drive to raise standards in English and maths are at the heart of our approach to teaching and learning, reflecting the needs of our children in preparation for the future.

All children in school take part in PE every day. This forms part of their understanding of their own physical and mental health and well being. We pride ourselves on being an active school!

We believe in working together to reach our goals.

Jeremy Walden, Headteacher