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!

Thank you for completing our survey!

June 23rd, 2017

At Roseberry, we love to hear the views of parents and carers. As well as our conversations with you throughout the year, we also like to gather your views through an annual survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our most recent survey – I shall share the results of this with you very soon.

Along with a detailed school self evaluation carried out by staff and governors, the results of the survey will be used to inform school development projects for next year, address issues that may concern you, and celebrate the great things that we do well!Please remember that we are always happy to listen to your views – our door is open!

Thank you for your time.

An exciting appointment!

June 20th, 2017

I am delighted to inform you that, following interviews today, we have successfully appointed Mr Gardner as our new Site Manager from 4th September. He will work alongside Mr Fields during part of the summer term so that Mr Fields can pass on his knowledge of our super school. Mr Gardner has an extensive skills set that I know he will put to good use every day! Welcome to our school family, Mr Gardner!

Our amazing School Council!

June 20th, 2017

Recently, following Felicity’s visit to the School Council to talk about raising money for children less fortunate than ourselves, our School Council decided that they would like to raise money for the children of Roseberry School in India. They decided that they’d like to hold a pyjama day, where children would pay £1 to come to school in their pyjamas!

They decided that they would need to advertise the event and that an assembly would be a great way to communicate their ideas to the whole school.

They set to work thinking about how they could make their assembly interesting.

Magda went home and wrote a fabulous script to show the difference between the lives of children in India compared with children in Great Ayton. The School Council met during break times and Magda directed her play. James was really caring when he jumped up onto the stage to help Molly read her script. The children worked together and supported one another without a grown up to guide them – it was lovely to watch!

Some members of the School Council decided to create a brilliant PowerPoint presentation, using the information and letters that Helen Jones shared with them when she visited to talk to them about the children in India. They practised presenting their slides each break time until they felt ready to perform.

Today, our amazing School Council delivered their assembly to the whole school. They did a brilliant job and now everyone in our school family understands the reason for our Friday pyjama day!

I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful, thoughtful and creative School Council. Well done, folks. I feel really proud of you!