Welcome to the website of Rockcliffe First School. We hope that this site will prove useful to current and past members of the Rockcliffe family, and to those who may be interested in joining our family in the future.


Rockcliffe First School is a North Tyneside Learning Trust School, catering for children from 3 to 9 years (Nursery to Year 4). We have a published admissions number of 45, with children entering two small Reception classes.

For over one hundred years, Rockcliffe has been an innovative and exciting place to learn. Overlooking the sea, with views of dramatic skies and boats on the horizon, Rockcliffe's ethos comes from its stunning location, rich heritage and place at the heart of its community.

Despite achieving consistently high academic results, we believe that the job of an excellent school is much broader and strive to help our pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Therefore, our mission is ‘To Lay the Foundations for Life.

In order to help us achieve this, we aim to offer:

  • a broad, dynamic and challenging curriculum which allows us to be the best we can
  • a safe and inclusive community in which we all feel welcome
  • a rich creative environment in which everyone will flourish
 

Carnival Costume Creativity

posted May 27, 2016, 5:56 AM by David Jensen   [ updated May 27, 2016, 6:34 AM ]

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_8E7LZnj5Yb0Q3b2VtTmZQRk0/view?usp=sharingSixty pupils and their parents and carers joined Lindsay Ford in a series of costume-making activities.


Children's Takeover Day

posted May 6, 2016, 5:33 AM by David Jensen   [ updated May 27, 2016, 6:57 AM ]

https://drive.google.com/a/ntlp.org.uk/file/d/0Bw_8E7LZnj5YYmNQOWlhS3dsNTQ/view

The children have taken over at Rockcliffe First School! For one day, on Thursday 5th May, pupils were invited to apply, interview for and 'take over' the job roles of the adults in school. Takeover Day gives children a chance to gain an insight into the world of work and lend a fresh perspective to the day-to-day running and decision-making processes of their school. It promotes Article 12 of the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), which says all children should have a say in matters that affect them.

The children have taken over at Rockcliffe First School! For one day, on Thursday 5th May, pupils were invited to apply, interview for and 'take over' the job roles of the adults in school. Takeover Day gives children a chance to gain an insight into the world of work and lend a fresh perspective to the day-to-day running and decision-making processes of their school. It promotes Article 12 of the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), which says all children should have a say in matters that affect them.

The 35 Year 4 pupils have taken on the roles of the senior leadership team, teaching assistants, the caretaking team, midday supervisors, Out of School Club staff, admin assistants and charity fundraisers.
Mrs Colpitts-Elliott said, “Since our first Children’s Takeover Day in November 2014, the project has gone from strength to strength at Rockcliffe and this has definitely been the most successful event to date. I have been inspired by the mature and effective way in which our pupils have taken on a variety of responsibilities today - I’ve felt that our school has been in very safe hands!”

Through North Tyneside Learning Trust’s ‘World of Work’ project, the school have been supported by First Class Supply, who recruit and supply staff to local schools. First Class admin officers, Jemma and Melissa helped children to write their letters of application and Consultant Fran assisted with the interview process. The team of ‘takeover’ admin assistants also spent the morning at First Class’s offices on Whitley Road to hone their admin skills!

see more images here

Children's Takeover Day Newsletter

Roman Visitor

posted Nov 20, 2015, 12:51 AM by David Jensen   [ updated May 27, 2016, 6:27 AM ]

Rockcliffe First School was lucky enough to have a special visitor from the past, who showed the children what life was like in Roman times!

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