|Rockbeare C E Primary School|
|Rockbeare, EX5 2EQ, UK Exeter|
+44 (0)1404 822501
The school lies at the heart of the village and the community that serves it. It is set in attractive grounds and has a games field, large playground, hall, library and bright sunny classrooms.
The school has a proud history beginning some time before 1872. We cannot be sure of the exact date as the original Trust Deed was destroyed in the Exeter Blitz. We do know, however, that it began in what is now the lower classroom with moneys donated by the Bolitho family, on land rented by the church for 5/-annually. The newer part of the building was completed in the late 1950's when the existing site and further buildings were given by Mrs Dorothy Margaret Follett, grandmother of Mrs Caroline Noel of Rockbeare Manor.
A pelican was chosen for the school badge because the pelican is depicted plucking feathers from its breast to make a nest for its young, demonstrating care and protection. The lectern in St Mary's Church, Rockbeare, is in the form of a pelican instead of the more usual eagle.
As a Church of England School we aim to treat every pupil as unique in the sight of God, to create an atmosphere of serving others and to provide a Christian environment.
We aim to:
- create a safe, warm friendly atmosphere within a stimulating, well-organized learning environment in which children develop self-esteem, self-motivation and self-discipline so that they are receptive to learning.
- develop their full potential through quality learning experiences, that develop lively, inquiring minds and a life-longing love of learning.
- develop good citizens who carefully consider their own attitudes, Christian values and beliefs, and respect the values and beliefs of others, alongside an awareness of Christian practices.
- match the curriculum to the needs of the individuals by tailoring suitable steps for the children to progress according to their ability, remembering that the National Curriculum is a legal entitlement for all children.
- enable children to become confident, independent adults with the ability to live and work in co-operation with others in a future society.
- foster co-operation and respect through a mutual acknowledgement of the roles of home and school in a child's education, and to promote an open, welcoming environment to encourage the active involvement of parents and the community.
The Pre-school takes place in school and meets every morning. We work in partnership with the Pre-school and the staff and children work together to achieve a close and caring relationship. Pre-school session times are 9.00am to 11.45am.
The curriculum is organised on a rolling programme and each year group is taught within the content of the programme but at a level to suit their age and ability.
Different styles of teaching are used to achieve the desired outcomes for the subject and focus of the lessons so class, group and individual teaching strategies are used where appropriate.
We had a successful OFSTED inspection in March 2007 where we were praised for the high quality of teaching. All teaching was rated as good with aspects of outstanding.
We have recently formed a school council with meetings taking place regularly during Thursday morning playtimes. The children have their own notice-board in the main corridor where information is displayed. After school clubs vary from term to term and include football, French, homework, tag-rugby, cricket, gardening, computer, Spanish and we also have residential trips every other year.
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