A heartfelt thank you to our school family

July 25th, 2017

I cannot believe that we’ve come to the end of another fabulous year and would like to offer heartfelt thanks to each and every member of the Roseberry family for their hard work, commitment to learning, and support.

Roseberry Academy is a very special place to be, indeed. This isn’t because of buildings or grounds – it’s you that puts the heart into our school community – thank you.

I wish you all a happy, restful, holiday!

Goodbye and good luck to our fabulous staff and children

July 25th, 2017

Today we said farewell to Mr Fields, Mrs Marsay, Mrs Lake and Miss Knowles. We wish them luck and happiness as they move to the next chapter of their lives. They have given so much for our children to ensure that they are safe and happy, learning through fun. We will miss you, folks! Please keep in touch.

We also said goodbye to our amazing Year Six children. They have been a fabulous year group. They have worked their socks off throughout the year and been brilliant learning partners and friends to each other. We wish you years of happiness and success as you move to your new schools, children. Good luck!


What a talented (and busy) bunch we are!

July 25th, 2017

Last Wednesday, our school choir performed at the very first Enquire Learning Trust Cluster Hub musical event at Middlesbrough Theatre. Children from seven schools joined together to perform a diverse range of songs for a packed house! They looked very professional and sounded fabulous. We felt extremely proud of everyone who took part and received huge congratulations from Executive Director, Mr Holmes.

The next day, children from Years Five and Six gave two brilliant performances of ‘Let Loose’ for families and the wider community. Their singing was superb and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the story of working together to succeed. Congratulations to the children and staff who worked so very hard to make this possible.




An amazing Music Extravaganza!

July 18th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in our amazing Music Extravaganza last night! We were treated to a host of performances, from drums to dance and choir to clarinet! I felt so very proud of everyone who took part. You performed with confidence and grace and looked very grown up, indeed. The finale was super, with everyone bobbing up and down and waving their flags as they prepared to sing Land of Hope and Glory.

Three cheers for Roseberry’s results!

July 7th, 2017

Last year, our performance data was disappointingly low for a variety of reasons, including changes to assessment nationally.

In order to ensure improved standards, staff and children have worked their socks off throughout the year. Senior and middle leaders have worked with staff to develop consistent approaches to the teaching of reading,  writing and maths across the school, making reference to best practice in schools locally and nationally, as well as international educational research.

I am delighted to say that teaching across our school is excellent and improved performance outcome data for the 2016/17 academic year proves this!

Have a look at today’s newsletter in our letters section to see our amazing results!

Three cheers for Roseberry!


Sharing successes!

July 7th, 2017

I love to hear about children’s achievements outside of school. This week, a little bird told me that Edward Fawcett, Oliver Fawcett and Tom Graham have been doing extremely well in a tennis tournament playing for Great Ayton Tennis Club. Well done, boys!

I was also delighted to hear of our children’s success at the 2K Ali Brownlee fun run last weekend . They were super!

If you have a talent or interest, or have achieved something special, please let me know. We love to share success at Roseberry!


Kit car racers!

July 2nd, 2017

On Wednesday, Mr Moore , Mrs Kearns, Mr Murton and Mrs Corner accompanied our Goblin Kit Car team to the Croft Race Circuit, Darlington, to take part in a race against children from other schools who had also built their own kit cars. The children did extremely well and were good sports. Even though there was heavy rain all day, they still had fun and came back with a lovely glass trophy. Well done, super drivers! Mr Moore is currently in the process of bidding for funding for an additional car so that we may extend the club to a greater number of children. Watch this space!