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Application for Leave of Absence during Term Time – Rolph

Admissions Policy

Child Protection

Child on Child and Harmful Sexual Behaviours

Communication Charter – Rolph

First Aid in Schools 

Uniform Policy – Rolph

Whistleblowing Policy 

Please click on the button to the right of this box to access our Financial Statements, via the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust website.

SIAMS Report – January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

I take great pleasure in sharing with you the final report from our SIAMS inspection which took place on Friday 27th January 2023. It was an incredibly positive experience a we are all very proud of the report. I feel that the inspector really captured the essence of our school and our Rolph family.

Some of the key findings referred to our inclusive school where everyone feels valued.

‘Great care is taken to know every pupil individually. Provision is then put into place to enable each of them to flourish.’

Learning opportunities ensure the flourishing of the whole child personally, emotionally and academically.’

I am also delighted that 6 months after our Ofsted visit, comments around the behaviour of the children in our school confirm that we have wasted no time in ensuring improvements continued in this area. As a result,

‘Pupils relate well to each other in work and at play. They have a well-developed understanding of the power of forgiveness and the value of respect. They talk about the importance of treating people as you want to be treated.’

It was also fantastic that the strength of our collective worship was recognised as being worthy of the highest grade of ‘Excellent’.  With the inspector describing our collective worship over the year as being a transformational part of the school’s life.’

Please do take the time to read through the report. Areas for development touch on sharing more widely our vision for the school and what we do within the local community and beyond – ensuring that Rolph is the school of choice for all parents. This is an area we are more than happy to continue to work on and spread the word about our wonderful school.

Thank you again to every member of our school community and to those who took the time to meet with the inspector. A copy of the report will also be published on the school website.

Ofsted Report – June 2022

I am delighted to share with you that following the inspection, Rolph is officially a ‘Good’ school. The inspection was a full reinspection under section 5 of the Ofsted Framework. The report highlighted a number of strengths, such as:

Pupils at Rolph Primary enjoy learning a broad and rich curriculum. Leaders have developed a clearly defined curriculum that helps to build up what pupils learn in a logical way.

From the moment children join Nursery, they enjoy the many opportunities provided to investigate and explore through a wide range of activities. Children in the early years are encouraged to learn across all areas of learning.

The school’s values are an important part of daily life for pupils. They learn about ideas such as love, integrity, fellowship and endurance. Pupils understand how to build strong and supportive friendships.

Leaders have made the teaching of reading a high priority. Teachers regularly read books with their class. Pupils develop a love of reading.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported through a curriculum that is suitably adapted to meet their needs. Pupils with SEND learn well alongside their peers. Leaders ensure pupils’ wider development is well considered.

Pupils feel safe and know that they can talk to an adult if they have any concerns.

As a staff team, we are so proud of all that has been achieved at Rolph so far. The report also gives areas for development which are priorities that we will continue to work on over the coming academic year.

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Link to Parent View

SIAMS 2015

School Performance Tables

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concern, including any related to radicalisation, they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team (Miss K Herbert, Mrs K Jones or Mrs A Hutcherson) in person, via telephone or via email.

If you have any safeguarding concerns in relation to the Executive Headteacher, please contact the Chair of Governors via

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy along with additional information which is available at the bottom of this page, or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
Referral to Educational Psychologist service
Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)
When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

Parent consultation day.
One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

For more information about SEND at our school, please see the SEND Information Report below:

Rolph SEND Information Report

Accessibility Plan

Essex Inclusion Statement Final

Essex Offer

Inclusion and Equal Opportunities Policy – Autumn 2021 

Communication Flowchart

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling

Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

Essex Wellbeing Service Information

Colchester United – Joy of Moving – Winter Games Pack

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

Our GDPR regulations are part of the Vine Schools Trust policies.  Please click here for further information.

Returning to school in September 2021 – Information for Parents and Carers

Updated Risk Assessment – 20.5.2021

Updated Risk Assessment – 23.04.2020

Lateral Flow Device Testing for Households of School Pupils – Essex County Council – March 2021

School Reopening – Monday 8th March – Information for Parents

Catch Up Plan 2020/21

COVID19 Reporting during Half Term

Updated Risk Assessment – 10.1.2020

Critical Workers List (as defined by

Critical Worker – School Provision Request Form




Remote Learning Policy

7 Top Tips to support reading at home

Supporting Home Learning routines

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Prayer Spaces at Home – Calm Jar

Prayer Spaces at Home – Let It Go

Prayer Spaces at Home – Love

Teams Training for Parents and Carers

Online Safety Poster

Remote Learning Letter 19.1.2021

Providing Remote Learning – Guide for Parents 19.1.2021

Remote Learning – Model Timetable 19.1.2021

Safeguarding and Online Learning Letter – 13.1.2021

Pupil Online Learning Agreement – 13.1.2021