Teaching and Learning

Learning is the purpose of the whole school and is a shared commitment. At The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School we recognise that education involves children, parents, staff, governors, the community and the Pontefract Academies Trust, and that for optimum benefit all should work closely together to support the process of learning. Working in partnership, we aim to:

  • Provide a supportive, positive, healthy, caring and safe environment, which has high expectations and values all members of the school community;
  • Recognise the needs and aspirations of all individuals and provide opportunities for all pupils to make the best possible progress and attain the highest personal achievements;
  • Ensure children can develop as literate, numerate and technologically competent individuals, within a broad, balanced, exciting and challenging curriculum;
  • Provide rich and varied contexts and experiences for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding;
  • Provide a curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical, mental and emotional development of the pupils;
  • Develop individuals with lively, enquiring minds, good thinking skills, self-respect, self-discipline and positive attitudes;
  • Encourage all children to be enthusiastic and committed learners, promoting their self -esteem, self-worth and emotional well-being;
  • Develop children’s confidence and capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Develop enduring values of respect, honesty, equality, integrity, tolerance, fairness and trust;
  • Encourage children to respond positively to the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of a rapidly changing world;
  • Encourage children to value the diversity in our society and the environment in which they live;
  • Encourage children to become active and responsible citizens, contributing positively to the community and society.

As a school, we are committed to our mission statement – ‘Think Big, Aim High’