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We are all proud of our 'dazzling' school. Dream, Drive, Duty and Dazzle is at the heart of all we do. Situated in West Cheltenham, the school is made up of approximately 325 pupils aged 7 - 11, led by a highly effective leadership team, skilled teachers and dedicated support staff. All pupils are challenged to achieve their very best through an exciting core and foundation curriculum, equipped with the skills to be confident, independent learners.
Dream, Drive, Duty, Dazzle underpins everything we do at Rowanfield Junior School. Through this vision we aim to nurture values, skills and attitudes that enable children and adults to develop and respond positively to all opportunities and challenges.
Dream: goals and aspirations
Duty: what you have to do, your responsibility
Dazzle: success, the 'feel good factor'
Children who demonstrate aspects of the '4 Ds' ethos are praised and rewarded in a variety of ways. The behaviour charts are in all classrooms and are used to support positive behaviour & attitudes to learning. Any child demonstrating this will be rewarded by moving up the chart. Children reaching ‘silver’ are awarded house points while children reaching ‘gold’ are awarded house points and are then considered for the Effort, Drive or Duty Cup given in the weekly dazzle assembly. Children reaching gold also receive a text home to parents and earn points towards their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum reward badges.
All adults have a role in the promotion and management of rewards including individual, group or class rewards. Each class has an agreed reward system ranging from verbal and non-verbal praise, stickers, stamps, to certificates and house points. Golden Time is earned by each class and rewards are negotiated which are relevant and reflect the interests of each class. Midday Supervisors support dazzling behaviour through use of stickers and raffle tickets to individual children for positive behaviour and play observed in the playground.
Quality First Teaching underpins an exceptional education for the children, driven by the shared vision of the multi-academy trust of:
"Working together in a local partnership to achieve outstanding outcomes for all”
The school was last inspected in March 2020 and was awarded the grading of ‘Good’. The inspectors reported that: ‘Pupils are proud to be part of Rowanfield Junior School. They throw themselves into everything on offer. Pupils behave well, and they have positive attitudes in class.’ This report provided the recognition of highly effective teaching learning, with an excellent track record of continuous school development. Designated as a National Support School, we are able to use this expertise to support other schools through partnerships.
We are proud to be part of a multi-academy trust, Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, working in partnership with Rowanfield Infant School, Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy, Badsey First School, Longford Park Primary Academy, Tredington Primary School and Springbank Primary Academy. This provides unique staff development opportunities, streamlined management systems and a chance for three like-minded schools to work hard to develop a better future for our young people. We are passionate about our success.