We pride ourselves on our child-centred and holistic approach; our pupils are at the very heart of our decision-making and in the designing of our provision.
In order for children to succeed in the core areas of reading, writing and maths, they need to develop a passion for learning, and be exposed to as many real-life experiences as possible in order to learn and use newly acquired vocabulary. Our curriculum is broad and rich; for example, we provide opportunities to develop excellence in music (through specialist whole class music tuition); French (through a specialist French teacher: Monsieur Tinjod) and sport (delivered by a specialist sports coach).
Our sports coach can be seen working with pupils throughout the school day, delivering PE lessons as well as facilitating games at break times to promote “a positive playground”. In addition, he offers an extensive range of afterschool sessions for all ages, trains sports leaders who then work with younger pupils and he runs the Change 4 Life club. During the summer months, he holds sports camps to help build confidence and enjoyment as well as developing core PE skills.
We also encourage pupils to work on the “50 things to do before you leave Rosebrook” passport. Some examples are: visiting an art gallery, going to the theatre, performing in a show and many more! The idea behind the passport is to ensure our pupils are given every opportunity to develop cultural capital.
Rosebrook has its very own Forest School and a dedicated staff team who deliver sessions all year, across all year groups. At Forest School, pupils experience and explore the natural world alongside learning skills; such as bush-craft and den-building, working as a team, communicating with others and developing positive, purposeful relationships. Children are afforded the space to direct their own learning, make choices, take supported risks and reflect on their experiences, individually and as a group. Our core values (Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Ambition and Mind-set) are practised and explored.
Having a Forest School on our site has enabled us to further strengthen our community links, working with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust to run holiday clubs and training opportunities for adults in addition to working towards various awards including John Muir and Young Forester’s Awards.