Academic & Pastoral
The aims of the curriculum at Rose Hill are:
• To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which gives pupils experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, and aesthetic and creative education
• For pupils to develop enquiring minds
• To provide subject matter appropriate for the ages and aptitudes of all pupils, including those who speak English as an Additional Language and those with an EHCP
• To enable each child to reach his/her potential and develop his/her talents
• To enable pupils to acquire skills in speaking and listening, literacy and numeracy
• To provide personal, social and health education which reflects the school’s aims and ethos
• To provide pupils with adequate preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in British society
• To provide careers education: presented in an impartial manner, which enables pupils to make informed choices and fulfil their potential
• To prepare pupils for a future in an increasingly technology-dependent world
• To provide a curriculum which promotes personal development through inter-personal relationships, persistence, organisation, confidence, resilience and integrity – the Rose Hill 5 Keys to Success
• To provide for pupils below compulsory school age, a programme of activities which is appropriate to their educational needs in relation to personal, social, emotional and physical development and communication and language skills
• To recognise the importance of play for EYFS pupils and incorporate learning in maths, literacy, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design
• To establish a supportive partnership in which parents, carers, governors and staff share responsibility for the education of our pupils
Through mindfulness, PSHEE, assemblies, academic lessons, co-curricular activities and form time we support and promote the development of emotional intelligence.
The Pastoral Team oversee the social and emotional wellbeing of your child. Through a planned progressive system, we work together as a whole school community, with the same standards, rewards and strong house system.
Through regular form time we reinforce the 5 Keys to Success. This involves the teachers being proactive and giving our pupils the key attributes to foster strategies to tackle school life.
The 5 Keys to Success are: persistence; organisation; confidence; resilience; getting along. These are all linked together by Integrity.
We adopt a ‘you can do it’ approach and focus on one key individually, looking at one habit of the mind in each session. This approach is implemented during assemblies, PSHE and regular form time.
In all form rooms directional questions are asked such as, ‘have you….?’; ‘don’t forget to …’ and as the children mature, more thought-provoking questions are displayed as a prompt.
Pupil voice and responsibility
At Rose Hill, we place a great deal of value on providing many opportunities for pupil voice:
Worry Box in school.
• Worry Box online.
• Drop-in sessions twice a week for any on-going concerns.
• A team of active listeners providing 1:1 talking time.
• External counselling for those pupils whose parents have requested additional support.
• Anti-Bullying Committee – a member from each year group meets every half-term to discuss observations or concerns.
• School Council – a member from each Year group is elected and makes decisions about which charity the school will support each year.
• There are three Houses: Mackinnon, Baden Powell and Grange. Each House has a pupil representative.