Visions and Values
Ravensfield Primary Ethos and Values
Aims and Objectives
- To provide an outstanding standard of teaching and education within a stimulating and caring environment
- To promote a high standard in literacy and numeracy
- To develop learning skills and encourage every pupil to achieve his or her potential
- To encourage the physical, moral, cultural and spiritual development of every pupil regardless of children’s social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic background.
- To instil enthusiasm, self-confidence and respect for others
- To maintain an appropriate balance between academic, non-academic and extra-curricular activities
- To maintain effective partnerships with families, governors and the community
The ethos and values of the school underpin the pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development through the curriculum and other activities.
In a large school such as ours, all children are encouraged to feel part of the caring ‘family’ of the school. From the very youngest to those on the threshold of secondary school, they are encouraged to care about one another and about their school environment, and to value each other as individuals.
We aim to maintain good discipline through a combination of firmness and fairness. Children are required to behave properly and politely and are expected to show respect for others. Disruptive behaviour or bullying is not tolerated. However, we do appreciate that amongst school children unpleasantness sometimes occurs. Any problems will be discussed with parents and their co-operation will be sought in dealing with significant or recurrent unacceptable behaviour from pupils.
Positive Reward Scheme
We feel it is important to promote the development of our children through praise and a visible recognition of the positive or `good` things that they do. This is recognised through ‘You’ve been spotted’ and the Magic Mirror’ praise assembly and team points.
Each child is in a house team, earning points which result in Bronze, Silver and Gold awards throughout the year. All certificates gained are awarded and celebrated in assembly.
An active and co-operative partnership between home and school plays a beneficial and important role in children’s education. We have drawn up an agreement highlighting how school and parents can contribute to this aim.
We greatly value the voluntary help of parents. They support and enrich the life of the school in a variety of ways, including helping with games, sports, swimming, hearing children read, school productions, visits, gardening and the upkeep and repair of books. Their contribution is an asset to the school.