School Values and Ethos
Ravensbury Community School is a fantastic school and we never lose sight of this. Our team consists of over 460 pupils, talented and committed staff, interested and supportive parents and knowledgeable and skilled Governors. We operate with values of warmth, respect, trust and hard work. We are all ambitious;ambitious for our individual pupils, parents, staff and governors and for the school itself. We are proud of our school and everyone in it.
Ravensbury is a school at the heart of its community where diversity is celebrated and pupils are respectful. A place where all pupils feel safe to take risks, enjoy learning and work hard to excel. A place where they challenge themselves, learn from each other and create lasting memories. But most of all we work hard to create a school to be proud of! By working together we can ensure that all pupils enjoy their time at school, make excellent progress and leave with the necessary skills and attitudes to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
These underpin our vision, our mission and is threaded through all that we do.
Our school motto is:
Our motto embodies all our key values. We use the kite symbol to represent
our ambition and our achievements. When we are proud of ourselves and all
that we do – we soar!
Everyone at Ravensbury shares the following values:
Creativity We develop pupils who are imaginative and inventive. We believe this will prepare our pupils to be flexible, adaptable and confident as future learners and citizens in this ever changing world. We all learn best when learning is purposeful, exciting and connected. We ensure our pupils have good basic skills that they can use to engage in imaginative and inventive projects.
Exploration and enquiry This is all about exploring, investigating, asking questions and being interested in the world, and others. We want our children to have a real thirst for knowledge and learning and to develop skills in asking and answering questions, problem solving and investigation. All our Connected Curriculum themes have ‘big questions’ to explore and find out about. This enquiry based approach to learning really encourages the children to think deeply about things, to express themselves well and to listen to others.
Care The social, emotional and citizenship aspect of our school is really important. We really care that the children are happy and confident in themselves. We believe that our pupils should be expected to develop the key skills of respect and responsibility. We want them to care about themselves, each other, the community and the world in which they live. We want our pupils to be proud of themselves, their community and the wider world and global community.
We Soar… This is about us doing really well, aiming high and really achieving. The image of a kite makes us think about rising high, soaring up into the sky, soaring high in everything we do – from learning and achievements across the curriculum to our self esteem and our pride.
We expect to challenge ourselves, expect the best form ourselves and we take a pride in this. We recognise and celebrate our achievements.