Before the children start at Rockbeare, we like them to spend time in school to become accustomed to the staff and children; transition from one setting to the next is very important to us. Our Pre-School provides an excellent link.
Before the children leave at the end of Year 6, they have a programme of induction and liaison at the Secondary School of choice. Children from Rockbeare usually go to Clyst Vale Community College, Cranbrook Education Campus, The Kings School or Colyton Grammar.
September 2018 Y6 went to: 6 x Clyst Vale Community College, 1 x Cranbrook Education Campus, 2 x The Kings School, 1 x St Peters.
September 2017 Y6 went to: 7 x Clyst Vale Community College, 3 x Cranbrook Education Campus, 2 x The Kings School,
2 x Colyton Grammar School.
September 2016 Y6 went to: 7 x Clyst Vale Community College and 1 x The Kings School.
Rockbeare Primary School holds weekly formal standards & progress meetings in order to develop the school's teaching programmes, monitor progress and share expertise. Being a small school means our knowledge of children's particular academic, physical, social and personal needs are recognised and nurtured. The staff takes part in regular professional development courses through First Federation Trust, Clyst Vale Learning Community and Devon Curriculum Services. We pride ourselves at Rockbeare on promoting high academic standards in a supportive friendly atmosphere.
Teaching and Learning
Children are taught across 4 classes - Foundation Stage/Yr1, Yr2, Y3/4, Yr5/6. In each class, teachers plan work in accordance with the National Curriculum taking into consideration children's individual learning styles and needs (Please go to the 'Children's tab' then follow the class link for curriculum overviews).
Throughout the school day, children will access their learning in a variety of ways for example whole class work, group work, guided work, paired/peer support or child centred individual learning. We use the Letters and Sounds systematic phonics programme for the teaching of phonics throughout the school (including Pre-School).
Please talk to your child's teacher or the school direct (see Contact Us tab) if you would like to find out more about our curriculum.
Safe practice in ICT
The school follows the health and safety recommendations made by Devon County Council in its publication "Computers in Educational Establishments". Health and safety awareness forms an integral part of pupils' learning in ICT.
The school implements policies for acceptable use of the Internet and email as recommended in Devon County Council documents. Pupils are shielded from inappropriate materials on the Internet by means of the filtered router provided by Eclipse as part of the Information Devon service, or SWGfL
During Key Stage 2, children in Years 3,4, 5 and 6 are taken swimming at a local pool. In line with the Local Authority P.E. guidelines, this is an intensive six week block of lessons during the Summer term.