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Values and Ethos

'The governors and staff of this academy aim to provide children with a broad range of learning opportunities to enable them to achieve high standards in all areas of school life. The basis for learning and achieving is the formation of strong relationships which strengthen children’s security and enable them to make very good progress.'

  • Ravenfield will be renowned as a place where children, parents and staff are respected and valued – and where they are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
  • Ravenfield Primary Academy will promote creativity, inclusion, diversity, family life, fulfillment and enjoyment for children, staff and visitors alike.
  • To promote a happy, caring and stimulating environment, for the benefit of each child and the wider community of Ravenfield and Rotherham.




Community Contribution

A school that makes positive contributions to the local, national and global communities.

  • To encourage all children to make a positive contribution to the school community.
  • To develop awareness of local and wider communities, and our role within them.
  • To teach children to understand that people have different needs, views, cultures and beliefs that need to be treated with respect.
  • To develop understanding of national and global issues, responding positively to the needs of others.


A school where children enjoy learning and participating in the wider aspects of school life.

  • To provide a happy and caring environment in which children feel secure, valued, supported and respected.
  • To provide a balanced and varied curriculum, meeting all learning styles.
  • To provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities.


A school where everyone is treated equally - regardless of culture, race, faith, gender or ability.

  • To encourage an awareness of and respect for others.
  • To provide equal opportunities for all.


Healthy Lifestyle

A school where everyone understands and makes healthy lifestyle choices.

  • To encourage children to eat healthy meals and snacks.
  • To provide opportunities for children to take part in physical activities both within and outside the school day.
  • To educate on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle e.g. balanced diet, exercise, dangers of smoking and drug abuse.



A school that works closely with parents, guardians, governors and other schools. 

  • To communicate with parents and have an open door policy.
  • To work closely with parents for the benefit of children.
  • To support and encourage an active ‘Friends’ group.
  • To have an active governing body.
  • To liaise with and develop links with other schools.


Personal and Social Development

A school where all individuals are respected and develop a strong sense of identity. 

  • To encourage all children to develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • To teach children to manage their feelings using appropriate strategies.
  • To encourage children to be enterprising and handle risk, knowing when to be independent and when to seek advice.
  • To encourage children to form positive relationships.
  • To develop understanding of the rights of others and personal responsibilities.

Preparation for the Future

  A school where children are prepared for the next stage in education and life.

  • To provide children with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make successful transitions.
  • To help children make informed decisions.

Pupil Voice

A school where children's views and opinions are listened to and valued.

  • To have an active school council involved in decision making.
  • To promote pupil support through peer mediation.
  • To encourage children to voice opinions and give feedback on teaching and learning.


A school where everyone is safe and free from danger.

  • To provide a safe and secure environment.
  • To protect children from exposure to bullying.
  • To educate children about staying safe.

Successful Learners

A school where children reach their full potential in all aspects of school life.

  • To provide high quality teaching and a differentiated curriculum which meets the needs of all children.
  • To develop confident, creative and independent learners.
  • To promote high standards of achievement.
  • To monitor progress to support learning.