Welcome from Mrs Todd
Welcome to Rosebrook Primary School!
I wanted to start by saying how delighted and privileged I feel to be the new Headteacher here at Rosebrook. The children, families and staff have all made me feel very welcome and I know we are going to go on to do great things together.
I am absolutely passionate about the North East of England. Being local myself, I am honoured to be in a position to be able to impact positively on the educational and life chances of the children of this community. My ambition is for every child to respect themselves, be proud of where they come from and go on to compete for jobs in a global society, should they wish.
I believe that every child is different, yet equally important and valued. Rosebrook is such a caring, happy and friendly school already: the staff here nurture all children to their maximum potential in all areas of their growth and development. My plan is to maintain this wonderful ethos and enhance it even further.
I am a firm believer in providing an ambitious, broad curriculum where talents can develop and shine. By recognising and valuing every child’s special abilities, this impacts on their ability to develop confidence in all areas of their learning.
I hope you enjoy exploring our website, which gives a flavour of what we are about and what we will be up to across the year. Look out for some exciting changes too such as the introduction of our House system, our new core values as well as our growing staff team, to name but a few.
In 2016 the school joined Ad Astra Academy Trust. The trust works closely with the school and shares our hopes and dreams for the children of Rosebrook. All the staff, children, governors and parents are working hard to make Rosebrook the best school in Stockton and to ensure that every child is encouraged to believe that ‘we can be whatever we dream’.
Although we have a strong focus on ensuring each child leaves school well equipped in the basic skills of English and Maths we also believe in developing the full child and provide opportunities to develop excellence in Music (through specialist provision for all children every Monday and working with external music providers to provide instrument tuition in ukuleles and guitar), MFL through a specialist French teacher Monsieur Tinjod who works with every KS2 class each Tuesday, and through the development of an additional elite Sports programme (delivered by a specialist Sports Coach) for those who are gifted in Sport to access a range of diverse sports and hone their skills. We also encourage each child to work on the 50 things to do before you leave Rosebrook chart.
More recently we have developed the school as a forest school site and all children have access to this during the year. This has also brought in more community links and we have been working with Sue Antrobus and her team to look at after school, holiday and training opportunities for the community.
The new building has 12 classrooms plus two classrooms for ASD children, looking out onto extensive outdoor play areas, and a Foundation Stage Unit for Nursery and Reception children with its own soft and hard play areas. Children usually start Nursery around their third birthday and start full time school in September before their fifth birthday.
If you need any further information you are welcome to telephone the school or to visit. Rosebrook Primary School is a 420 place primary school with a 39 place nursery. There are two classes in each year group from Reception through to Year 6.
If you have any other questions or require any paper copies of any information contained in the website, please contact our office staff Liz Cass, Nicola Jenkins or Morgan Hynes on 01642 677985.
If you are a parent with a query, you can also contact our Parent Support Advisor Janet Bell on the same number.
School Closure Press Release
School closes due to confirmed Covid-19 cases
Rosebrook Primary School in Stockton-on Tees will close from tomorrow (Friday 16 October) due to five confirmed cases of Covid-19.
The Academy Trust the school is part of, Ad Astra, took the decision to close the school after four members of staff and one pupil tested positive for Covid-19. The first case, involving a staff member, was brought to the school’s attention yesterday (Wednesday 14 October).
Leanne Todd, Headteacher of Rosebrook Primary School, said: “Following four further confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 today (15 October), we were left with no alternative to close the school due to the number of staff that now need to self-isolate.
“During the closure, staff will continue to work from home where possible and work packs are in the process of being sent out to all parents/carers so that children can continue their schooling at home. We will also ensure that those children entitled to free school meals will continue to receive this service.
“We will be undertaking a deep clean of the areas affected within the school and we will continue to rigorously follow the Covid-19 national guidelines to help protect our children and staff.
“It is hoped that the school will be able to re-open after half-term on Tuesday 2 November.”
Chief Executive of Ad Astra Academy Trust, Andy Brown, added: “I would like to praise the school for the swift action it took to help safeguard children and staff following the identification of the positive Covid-19 cases.
Parents/carers can be assured that the school has followed the national guidelines at all times, and the decisions we have taken are in the best interests of our children, staff and the school community.
“We acknowledge that the closure will impact on a significant number of families and I would like to thank them for their continuing support.”
There are seven primary schools within Ad Astra Academy Trust. They are Barnard Grove, Brougham, West Park and West View in Hartlepool, Crooksbarn and Rosebrook in Stockton-on-Tees and Ayresome in Middlesbrough.
15 October 2020