The Rofft Primary School, Marford, Wrexham ~ Day 2

| February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments 

A day with Key Stage 2 staff, and pupils, at The Rofft Primary School, Marford, near Wrexham, North Wales and again a host of visiting colleagues from: Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Barkers Lane School, Cornist Park School, Bronington V.A.P. Primary, Ysgol Emmanuel, St Mary’s Aided School, Overton, Ysgol Heulfan, Ysgol Acrefair, Southdown Primary, Ysgol Owen Jones, Cefn Mawr County Primary, Trelawnyd VA School, Ysgol Maes Y Mynydd, Holt Primary, Rhosddu Primary, Broughton Primary,  Madras Wrexham, Ysgol y Foel, Ysgol Melyd, Park CP, Ysgol Pennant, All Saints School Gresford, Sealand CP, Gwernynydd School and Llywelyn School.

Having the chance to find out more about every day learning, at The Rofft Primary School, gave us insight in to a school that is already achieving remarkable things with their children.

Head Teacher, Geraint Morris shared these thoughts:

At The Rofft School, our pupils learn in a creative and stimulating environment and are confident, independent and ambitious. They achieve excellent standards through hard work and present their work with flair.

Pupils are encouraged to continually assess their learning, refine their work and reflect on success criteria. This culture of self-improvement is also embedded in the practices of staff. Teachers and Teaching Assistants are always keen to find innovative ways of inspiring pupils to develop a love of learning.

Over the past 18 months we have been working with Futurelab at NFER to use technology purposefully to raise standards further. The provision for all children throughout the school has been enhanced as a result of this collaboration, particularly in incorporating technology in class lessons, improving reading skills, encouraging the use of empathy and extending vocabulary choices. As a result, we have now achieved the NFER ‘Enquiring Schools’ award.

We are therefore delighted to be hosting Tim Rylands at The Rofft School. We see this as a celebration of the excellent standards achieved by pupils and staff and will use it as a springboard into the future.

Simon Fisher, Digital Champion at The Rofft Primary School

The Rofft is an excellent place to learn & an excellent place to teach. It is a place of opportunity, innovation & challenge. Technology has a huge role to play in these areas & like many schools we have invested significantly in IT equipment over the past few years. The development of a new learning hub has also been instrumental in integrating a vision to ensure that technology is used purposefully, safely & successfully to motivate pupils & raise standards further.

The Futurelab project, which used technology to inspire progress in reading, was a huge success. Staff collaborated on innovations to enhance literacy skills & develop powerful learning experiences. We were delighted when resources created as part of the project were nominated for a National Digital Learning Award.

At the event in Cardiff, Tim Rylands gave an inspirational keynote address on using ICT to inspire and engage pupils. His talk resounded with The Rofft vision for ICT and since that moment we have been determined to bring Tim and Sarah to Marford.

We are grateful therefore to Mike Elliot & the Creative in Excellence team for inviting us to host the event where Tim inspires us all; pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, parents & visiting staff to go beyond excellence.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Robin Davies says:

    Many, many thanks for an exciting and intriguing day! Thoroughly enjoyable for everyone involved. Thank you to Tim, Sarah and everyone involved in organising the day. As a young teacher, it’s great to have the wealth of ideas and tools provided. Haven’t stopped exploring since coming home!! Cheers.

  2. Sian Dixon says:

    Some fantastic resources and so many ideas to take away and pass on to colleagues and pupils. Thank you for an inspirational day

  3. Jodie Jones says:

    Thank you for a great day. There are many things I am going to introduce into KS2 to inspire the children. I enjoyed the afternoon, even though it was fast paced! I managed to keep up and have already created my powerpoint writing frame. Looking forward to teaching my class more ICT skills to enhance literacy.

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