At Roundhay School, we strive to enable all pupils to strive for excellence so that they can be best that they can be. This encompasses their academic achievements as well as their personal strength of character. Our whole school culture fosters an environment to build pupils’ self-esteem, resilience, responsibility and compassion for the world.
Our carefully crafted ‘Strength of Character’ curriculum has been designed based on the needs of our pupils. It is rich with talk, books and covers issues that build upon their depth of knowledge and personal traits. Our core values and key themes run through all lessons as students challenge themselves in a variety of ways. Through JLT, pupil ambassadors and parent forums, lessons are evolving to cater for the needs of Roundhay children.
Resources To Support Strength of Character
Through Talk Time, forest schools, dive ins, theme weeks and our whole school culture, we are providing an environment that ensures pupils are fit and ready for their futures. During their journey through Roundhay, primary school students embark on a personal journey of achievement, which is documented in their very own pupil passport. Being mentally and physically fit are hugely important. Active leaders, yoga, Leeds United, theme weeks and musical play times all help to create healthy minds and bodies at Roundhay School. Our wide range of clubs, from internal and external providers, mean that all students can enjoy their interests at school. Some of the amazing things we have on offer include sports, music, languages and dance clubs. So far, we have seen students improve their skills in karate, foot tech, Spanish, French, gardening, guitar, flute, drama, Bollywood dancing and many more!
Time to Talk at Roundhay School
Talk Time at Roundhay School is an opportunity for children to develop effective habits of thinking. We are providing children with the resourcefulness needed to be emotionally fit and ready for their future. Talk Time is a tool that will enable all children to take part in discussions that will get them thinking about the world around them, and in turn develop their oracy and ability to talk confidently, appropriately and sensitively. We want to give children the freedom and confidence to have their voices heard and their imagination’s stretched. Children will be engaged in conversations guided by themselves about big ideas. Placing an importance on thinking as a means of developing learning will allow more children to access more areas of the curriculum. By designating a space for children to think and question they will be able to develop relationships built on trust and communication with their peers. At Roundhay School, we understand that the size of a child’s spoken vocabulary impacts on the ease and speed with which they learn – “All learning floats on a sea of talk.”