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If a child or young person aged 18 or under tests positive for COVID-19, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test. Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.
Hand cleaning update
We continue to promote good hand hygiene and the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it strategy for dealing with coughing and sneezing. ALL classrooms will have been supplied with sanitising hand gel and tissue so there will be no reasons for non compliance. We hope that increasing availability in this way will be of help.
Roaches Schools Network Aims and Mission
Our Mission is to become a Centre of Excellence in meeting the educational, social and welfare needs of our children, through the creation of a caring and supportive "family" atmosphere. Whenever possible we aim to facilitate the reintegration of our pupils into mainstream education.
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum, with proactive care and education plans that enable the children to achieve their goals and maximise potential.
To support children who find learning difficult and nurture a love of learning and of life.
To create an attractive and secure anti discriminatory environment within the buildings and around the grounds.
To ensure that each child is valued as an individual, is aware of his/her fellow beings, assumes responsibility for his/her own actions, and is prepared to make a worthwhile contribution to the School community.
To praise and celebrate achievement.
Ofsted has rated The Roaches 'Outstanding' for 3 times running!
Outstanding - July 2018
A huge thank you to our wonderful children, parents and staff team in achieving an outstanding Ofsted rating once again.
"The school provides an exceptionally high standard of education to pupils who previously have had a very varied experience of schools."
"Safeguarding is of the highest standard. It is central to everything the school does."
I could write a million things but I still don't think that would be enough. I wish I could give you the world like you did for me when you gave me my baby back. You are the most remarkable people I have ever met and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help, support and love. To the world you may just be teachers but to the Smith family you are HEROES!
All our love Kelly, Paul, Josh, Evie and family (July 2019)
My son has been attending the Roaches School for four years. During this time he has been in full time education where previously he had been excluded from two mainstream placements. His self esteem and confidence were very low prior to attending the Roaches. He had attempted suicide at 7 years old and often stated he wished he was dead. Since attending the Roaches his confidence has excelled, his behaviour has improved dramatically and he is much happier with himself - he likes himself. This wouldn't have happened without the support from all the staff at the Roaches who I have regular contact with, and offer support not only to my son but to us as a family. I feel that if my son had remained in the mainstream school he would not have received a fulltime education or the support required for his condition. I would recommend the Roaches School to any family who have a child who requires a lot of extra support with not only their education but also their social and emotional needs and general wellbeing.
Words cannot express how lucky Josh is to have you all as his education staff. You are all a lot more than that to use. Your time, energy, and support in good times and bad has meant the world to us as a family. Josh is coming on leaps and bounds and it's through your commitment and care he has been able to develop into the cheeky young man he is...
Looking forward to next year when this can continue. He will save up hugs over the summer, be ready! Love you all, than you. Have a fantastic summer.
Love Ruth, Josh and family (July 2017)
Writing Success at the Lower School
Pupil, Emily, entered the Young Writers Competition and was one of the few chosen to have her story published!
Here are our copies of the books featuring 'The Mystery of the Woodland Deaths' by our very own Roach End Author!
Amazing! Well Done Emily - Keep it up.
Ryan Jones, ex Roaches student, Guardsman in the British Army
"I was definitely finding life difficult, I never felt I fit in anywhere. I was always really mature and quite self aware for my age. So at such a young age I'd already thought my chance to succeed in life was over.
Then I joined the Roaches and from day one it didn't function like a normal school it was almost like a family. They supported me and gave me a place to belong, really targeting my interests from art, to music, to outdoor ed. It gave me the drive to change my entire outlook on life, made me much more confident.
After finishing school I felt quite lost because the downside was the support and feeling of belonging was gone. Being in that school taught me a high level of compassion, respect and maturity. I met my girlfriend at 16 not long after finishing witht he confidence the school had given me and I've been with her for 9 years now.
went on to join the army in one of the most challenging and highest standard rolls of Guardsman, responsible for being profession and capable on the battlefield to guarding the Queen. Outside the palace I'd certainly say a lot of the values and standards required to do my job I learned at that school .I took little life lessons and skills that I'll never forget now.