As a Church School, we are distinctively Christian in our ethos and outlook, and are inclusive to all.
We are building Ravensworth on the Christian values of love, respect, integrity and grace. We welcome children from all faiths and none, and hope that our vision and values will inspire them to develop into adults who will be successful, confident and a blessing to others.
These values align perfectly with the fundamental British values - democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
Our vision for Ravensworth is to help children to build firm foundations for the future. To see what we mean by this, please click the link for our School Vision Statement.
We worked with all stakeholders - children, parents, staff, governors, the church and the local community to draw together all the values that we feel should be part of school life. The responses are represented in the infographic below. From this, we drew together what came out as our most important principles which can be found by clicking the link for our School Values.
Living Out Our Values
The school's behaviour policy, language, ethos and reward systems all prioritise and celebrate our values. The school maintains a 'Golden Book', available at Reception, which details a few select examples of the way we live out these values in real terms - be that excellence in conduct, selflessness in charitable giving, multi-cultural development and understanding or simply praise from those outside our school for the children's behaviour and manners.
Our rewards systems celebrates these values too; each week, the following rewards are given in Collective Worship:
- The Carpenter's Cup - for living like Jesus, modelling our values of Respect, Love, Integrity, and Forgiveness.
- Badger's Behaviour Award - for courteous behaviour and conduct.
- The Sportsmanship Award - for sportsmanlike behaviour - values lived out in a challenging and competitive context.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
The school recognises its historic foundation, and will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.