I believe that everything in the school will have an impact on children’s learning. The physical environment, our values and attitudes about how children learn, relationships with one another, the curriculum, teaching and resources will all affect the life chances of our children. I want Ranvilles to be a community in which there is equality, pupils are nurtured, there is trust, respect and we aim for excellence. These values form our Centre Values displayed around the school and shared with parents, pupils and staff.
We place learning at the centre of our school and understand that we learn best when we are challenged, motivated, can think and reflect on our actions. We therefore will provide a stimulating, exciting environment and curriculum and excellent teaching in an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and safe, ideas can flourish and pupils can realise their full potential. Our Learning Values of Creativity, Collaboration, Independence, Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality permeate the life of the school and can be seen on our learning tree and in displays and planning around the school. These values are regularly discussed with the pupils and are embedded in the projects and Home Learning.
We learn through a broad and balanced curriculum, interesting project work, integrating subjects where possible. This makes learning more meaningful to the children. We want their time at our school to be memorable, to build upon what they know and can do and help them to become lifelong learners. We will continuously assess our children’s work and behaviour, taking into account what parents and the children themselves think and this will help us plan their next steps.
We recognise that we are educating children for the future where technology will play an even bigger part and therefore we will continue to lead the way in this area of the curriculum, using it as an important tool in all that we do. You will notice from our website that green screen filming is often used to enhance the children’s project work. ICT, together with a whole host of visitors , including artists, musicians and storytellers and visits outside of school all add to the exciting Ranvilles Infant School curriculum.
Mrs W Collins