Curriculum, SEND and Whole School Policies 2017/2018


We teach the National Curriculum for England . Further details of the Rockcliffe School curriulum can be found on each of our class pages.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Rockcliffe School is committed to offering a full range of opportunities for all children with SEND.  Further details can be found on the Cumbria Local Offer webpage.

Accessibility Plan 2017 - 2019

SEND Policy 2017 2018

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions 2017 2018

Complaints Proceedure for SEND Issues

If you have a concern or complaint regarding Speical Needs and Disabilities then these can be directed, in the first instance, to the Head Teacher.  We will look at the complaint quickly and try to address it within five working days.  You can also contact the Governing Body through the Clerk or Melanie Beaven, or Governor with responsibility for SEND, who will also refer the complaint to the Head Teacher.  The five working day timescale for starting to resolve the issue will remain.

If you are unhappy with the way that the complaint is handled then we can advise you of how to contact Cumbria's support team.  Details of this are in the SEND Policy.


All schools work within strict guidance and legislation.  How that guidance is interpreted is up to both the Local Authority (LA) and the School Governors.  This is what makes schools unique.

The Governors at Rockcliffe School have drawn up the following policies for the academic year 2016/17.  These explain how the school operates, what is expected from all parents, pupils and staff along with specific information about issues such as Special Needs or behaviour.  These major policies are listed below and can be downloaded from the site should you wish.

You can also request hard copies of policies from the school.  Please contact the administrator, Mrs. Delaney, who will be happy to provide a copy for you.

Reading and Phonics

Rockcliffe School uses the Letters and Sounds guidance for teaching phonics.  To aid this we have a range of phonics resources and reading books that support early readers.  We grade our reading resources using the Book Bands system.  Children are regularly assessed and move colours gradually when their reading skills are ready.  Book Bands ensure that children are supported but challenged.

Attendance Policy 2017 2018

Behaviour Policy 2017 2018

Governors Statement of Behaviour Principles

Charging and Remissions Policy

Child Protection Policy 2017 2018

Code of conduct (staff and other adults)

Complaints Procedure 2017 2018

Data protection Policy 2017 2018

Freedom of Information Scheme 2017 2018

Health and Safety 2017 2018

Home-School Communications 2017 2018

Homework Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Sept. 2016

Safeguarding statement

Teaching about Sex and Relationships Policy

Photographic Consent Form

Should you require further information on how the school works or copies of those polices not listed here then you can either call into the school office or email the Clerk to the Governors ( who will arrange for a copy to be sent to you.