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Ravenshall School is a large day special school which caters for pupils with complex needs. The majority of pupils have moderate learning difficulties combined with other special educational needs such as behavioural difficulties or autistic spectrum disorders. A number of students have more complex learning needs including sensory and physical impairments and specific learning difficulties. It is a modern school and boasts up to date facilities and technology. All pupils have a statement of special educational need or an Education, Health and Care Plan.
In October 2013 the school was judged to be outstanding in all areas
The school is committed to providing a relevant education for its pupils and preparing them for a world of independence as good citizens. It values the role of the arts in particular in encouraging motivation and personal development across the curriculum and all areas of learning. The school encourages and is committed to working alongside the community and partner schools in providing quality experiences and opportunities for all its pupils to support achievement.
Ravenshall prides itself in being an inclusive school which ensures that all of its pupils receive an equal opportunity to achieve their very best. The school respects differences and celebrates diversity in all its forms. It gives children and young people a voice and encourages the active participation in the education process. It values the staff who work here and recognises the important role that parents/carers, governors and the wider community have to play in supporting the pupils and the school itself.
Our Values and Ethos
At Ravenshall we aim to enable all our pupils to feel safe, secure and valued. We support them to reach their full potential, to make positive contributions placing our pupils at the centre of the our agenda.
At Ravenshall School we aim to promote equality of opportunity for every member of the school community regardless of gender, race or disability. It is our wish to provide an experience of living within a community where understanding and respecting the needs of other people are emphasised. Pupils are given a voice and are encouraged to play an active participation in their education process. It values and recognises the important role that the staff, governor’s, parents/carers and the wider community play in supporting the pupils and school life.
Ravenshall was awarded Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2013. We encourage pupils to be caring towards each other and care for those around them. If they do have any problems they are encouraged to share them with their teachers.
In general we aim to:
Promote equality of opportunity for every member of the school community regardless of gender, race or disability.
Develop strong home / school partnerships.
Promote a positive and caring environment in which all staff and students feel valued and their successes and achievements are recognised and appreciated.
Provide appropriate guidance and support to achieve each student’s maximum independence including preparation for adult life.
Help each individual develop his / her abilities to the full.
Help students to enjoy fulfilling and rewarding lives.
Educationally we aim to:
Assess each student’s needs and develop appropriate teaching programmes to meet those needs.
Offer all students a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.
Promote and develop good study habits and attitudes and, where appropriate, to involve the students in the planning and recording of their own work.
Socially and morally we aim to:
Provide an experience of living in a community.
Emphasise the need to respect and understand others.
Establish clear moral standards where students consider what is right or wrong and take responsibility for their own actions.
Provide a range of opportunities for individuals to develop areas of interest through leisure activities.
Gain skills, knowledge and attitudes relevant to the world in which we live.
Prepare our students for adulthood.