Newham, United Kingdom
About Rokeby School
Rokeby is a secondary school for 11 to 16 year old boys, in East London, with 900 students on roll. In 2010 we moved to a brand new school on the Barking Road. It is a modern, contemporary building with state of the art facilities including large classrooms, science laboratories, technology and ICT rooms, a six court sports hall, a fitness suite, creative arts areas, a drama studio and an external 3G pitch. It provides outstanding educational facilities for the boys as well as services for parents, carers and the local community.
Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds; more than 85% have English as an additional language and between them speak over 65 languages. We are proud of our achievements. The percentage of students making expected progress in English and Maths has been significantly above the national average for the last 3 years; in 2016 our progress 8 score was 0.33 putting us in the top 25% of schools nationally.
We are part of the East London Teaching Schools’ Alliance and we have a wide range of national and international partnerships. There is great loyalty here from staff, students, parents and carers towards the school and all of us are behind the continual drive for improvement. In November 2013 we were graded Good by Ofsted.
We take Performance Management seriously and all staff have an annual review, part of which is to agree CPD and training needs for the coming year. Staff well-being is important to us, we have an onsite fitness suite (FOC) and yoga classes, as well as inter-department sporting events, for example the annual dodgeball tournament.
We believe that the ethnic and linguistic diversity of our students is our greatest asset and celebration of that diversity should be at the core of everything we do. We need staff who will make a difference where it matters in raising achievement; those who have the skills to lift the performance of others, the capacity to innovate and are motivated by a challenge.