Posted on 17th Sep 2021
Welcome to Roselands Primary School from Headteacher – Jane Carson
We are delighted to welcome you to Roselands and hope you will arrange a visit to come and see us in action.
We are situated at the top of Roselands Estate, enjoying attractive, extensive grounds which we use for work, sports and play. Our eleven classes are housed across two well-resourced buildings, joined by a covered walkway surrounding our Oak Garden.
Our skilled, hard-working team of staff support and teach our children, planning and assessing in ‘phases’ – Early Years (two reception classes), Key Stage One (years one and two) Lower Key Stage Two (years three and four) and Upper Key Stage Two (years five and six).
In September 2016 we took an exciting step forward in joining with The Cranbourne Primary School and The John Warner Secondary School to form The Hoddesdon School Trust. Our Multi Academy Trust is working together to the benefit of all our families and the local community.
Please see www.hoddesdonschooltrust.comOur aim is to provide a stimulating, secure and relaxed environment in which children of various nationalities, religions and cultures can thrive and work happily together reflecting our motto:
Learning together, growing together
‘I immediately noticed the calm, content and settled atmosphere in the school.’
We help each child to develop to the maximum of his/her potential ability by educating the whole person – intellectually, physically, morally, spiritually and emotionally. Equal access to the National Curriculum is provided for every pupil.
We maintain a broad curriculum based on English and Maths with a thematic approach encompassing Science, History, Geography, Art, Technology and Music. PSHE, Sport & PE and RE are timetabled for all the classes.
We foster the development of the Arts. For the third consecutive year The UK Association for Music Education has awarded us the National School Music Mark in ‘recognition of a commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people.’ In addition to the weekly music lessons for all, nine specialist instrumentalists visit weekly to teach brass, clarinet, oboe, flute, piano, violin, cello, guitar and drums to over a hundred pupils in key stage two who have chosen to learn.
Choir and orchestra at Christmas
‘A high proportion of pupils are learning to play a musical instrument, and pupils speak proudly about their musical performances.’
We have achieved a gold ‘sportsmark’ in recognition of our offer of a very strong sports programme across all areas of the school, where we have been congratulated for using a variety of methods to engage students in regular activity.
‘Pupils are appreciative of the broad range of extra-curricular activities available to them.’
We aim to develop self-discipline in our pupils and want our children to grow into flexible, mature, thinking adults who will be able, not only to cope with, but enjoy the many challenges of the future.