Rights Respecting School
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievements in putting the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child (CRC) and at the heart of a school's planning, policies, practice and ethos. A Rights Respecting school not only teaches about Children's rights but also models rights and respects in all relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils.
We believe that being a Right Respecting school supports a rich learning environment that places the best interests of the Child at the heart of all our policy and practice. Our aim is for these values to underpin our school values and ethos. Throughout the year we will be promoting these values through our everyday teaching, assemblies and various events, and we will keep you posted as and when these occur.
Rotherfield is a four storey Victorian building. In the corner of our playground we have kitchen garden beds and fruit trees making our fabulous ‘edible garden’. Produce from the garden is used in our curriculum kitchen which was funded and runs in partnership with Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation. We are currently working on a herb project, which will mean we get to sell our produce to a local restaurant that is partnered with us.
In September 2017 we created a specialist Art Room for pupils and parents to enjoy. All pupils have weekly Art and Design lessons using this space. It is located on the south-eastern side of the building, so gets fabulous light from large windows. Here we can create and design to our hearts content!