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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school


In April 2014, Rosedale Abbey CP School and Nawton CP School became partners in a formal Federation.

Federation has been a very positive step for both schools, bringing a number of benefits to children, staff, governors, parents / carers and the communities we serve.  Children benefit from a wider social circle and staff with a greater range of specialisms.

Following swimming lessons in Pickering on Friday mornings, Rosedale's KS1 or KS2 children join their peers at Nawton CP School for lunch .  They then spend the afternoon working within their 'peer-group' classes there.  The children experience a variety of specialist lessons.  At the end of the school day the Rosedale children may choose to stay on to take part in Film Club activities at Nawton and have a light meal together before making the journey back to Rosedale at 5.15 p.m.  

Occasionally groups from Nawton travel to Rosedale for a full day to take advantage of the Forest School activities which have been developed here, whilst other joint projects involve 'two way travel'.

To enable the Rosedale children to participate fully in inter-school team events & sports, we often field a Rosedale & Nawton CP School Federation team, which includes pupils from both schools, alongside a Nawton CP School team.

In addition to the Federation activities, Rosedale School collaborates with other local schools to enhance provision of sport and other shared activities.  

On alternate Mondays our Key Stage 2 children join with KS2 from Gillamoor CE School, where we share specialist French and ICT / Computing teaching sessions delivered by staff from both Rosedale and from Gillamoor.

Additionally, we have a good working relationship with other North Ryedale primary schools and with our local secondary schools, Lady Lumley's & Ryedale, particularly with regards to transition into Y7.


Teacher in charge role

The role of the Teacher in Charge, or Named Person, comes into effect whenever the Headteacher is not on the school premises.  Our Teacher in Charge at Rosedale is a role shared by Mrs Fordham-Brown and Mrs Reed, who are responsible for maintaining the standards and expectations of behaviour of both staff and pupils while the headteacher is not in school.  

The role includes:

  • Responding to day-to-day issues requiring immediate action. (Non-urgent matters can be dealt with by the HT at a later time)
  • Fire safety - in the event of a fire, ensuring the safe evacuation of the school and contacting the Fire Service.
  • Following Child Protection procedures / protocols.
  • Ensuring that appropriate First Aid is delivered and making the decision to call Emergency Services &/or parents / carers if illness or injury requires further treatment.
  • Making School Closure decisions in the event of severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances if the HT cannot be contacted.
  • Ensuring that a nominated adult remains on the premises until all children have left at the end of the day or in the event of an early closure.
  • Checking Answerphone messages at lunchtime, afternoon break and 3.30 if Office Staff / HT are not on the premises.
  • Arranging for suitable cover should a teacher / teaching assistant be absent at short notice.
  • Remaining on site at lunchtimes when HT is not on the premises.
  • Initiating Emergency Evacuation Plan if necessary.
  • Contacting the HT / Chair of Governors or another Cluster HT if in doubt about any situation.


 Lady Lumley's School

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