Vision and values

Our vision is to provide every pupil with the opportunity to go on to university or pursue the career of their choice. Our RIDGE values underpin all that we do. They stand for:

  • Rigour
  • Integrity
  • Determination
  • Generosity
  • Enthusiasm

 

Rigour

  • We check our work routinely before saying we’ve finished
  • We are disciplined, around the school, starting our work and in our manner
  • We are smart and proud of our uniform and appearance
  • We present our work neatly
  • We are thorough in our preparation and planning and ask tough questions about learning
  • We promote deep learning by going back over concepts until children master them
  • We promote very high expectations of behaviour for all children all the time

 

Integrity

  • We are honest
  • We embrace mistakes and see them as learning opportunities
  • We aren’t afraid of challenging conversations- we hold each other and ourselves to high standards
  • We speak professionally at all times- even if we are upset/angry/annoyed
  • We praise in public and share challenges or difficulties respectfully, privately and as soon after they arise as possible
  • We are all able to challenge each other positively and honestly if we feel things aren’t ok
  • We acknowledge when we are wrong and admit mistakes openly

 

Determination

  • We keep going when things are tough
  • We help each other to keep going.
  • We learn from mistakes and don’t worry about making them
  • We use our experience to get better
  • We never say “can’t” only will and shall
  • We try to think of other solutions and are creative in our solving of difficulties
  • We seek solutions to challenges not problems

 

Generosity

  • We are kind and respectful to all
  • We enjoy sharing
  • We want to help
  • We offer our support and time
  • We look for chances to learn/help others learn
  • We are open to ideas/opportunities and chances
  • We are tolerant and inclusive-we celebrate difference 

 

Enthusiasm

  • We are positive and forward thinking
  • We seek solutions and outcomes where there are barriers
  • We smile and encourage others to do so
  • We celebrate each other and relish chances to praise
  • We know we have the best job ever and that it’s a privilege to be an educator even when it’s tough