At Ryecroft Academy we strive to ensure that our pupils are confident, self-assured learners who are proud of their school and sincere in the value that they place on their education.

Their impeccable behaviour for learning and conduct reflects their own self-driven determination to take every advantage of the opportunities that become available to them each day both during the school day and outside of the school day. This impeccable behaviour for learning also reflects the school’s effective strategies to promote high standards.

Our culture, which seeks to embrace every member of our community, sees our pupils demonstrating genuine care for one another.  We aim for our pupils to regard the achievements and successes of others as highly as their own.

A key priority for us is to ensure that our pupils are conscientious and active citizens, engaging in the care of themselves and the world around them.  We strive to make certain that all pupils, as a deep rooted and routine part of their character, are kind, compassionate and respectful.

Above all else and building on those values, it is our determination to ensure that every one of our pupils is ambitious for the future and passionate about their personal aspiration and the positive difference they can make.

It is of paramount importance to us that our pupils are safe and secure at all times, free from bullying and empowered to flourish, achieve and prosper.

We will demonstrate our commitment to achieving our vision and aims by:

  • Celebrating pupils’ effort and achievements, no matter how big or small.

  • Promoting and celebrating individual and collaborative team effort and achievement.

  • Promoting good attendance.

  • Dealing with bullying, racism etc. swiftly and effectively.

  • Creating a positive environment that promotes pupils’ health and well-being.

  • Using the curriculum effectively to teach pupils about how to be healthy and stay safe, including when using the internet.

  • Using the curriculum to teach pupils about how to look after the environment.

  • Establishing strong and positive relationships and partnerships with Parents/Carers, local communities, external agencies and volunteers to support pupil health and wellbeing.

  • Always listening to the views of pupils, formally and informally.

  • Providing leadership opportunities that build the independence and confidence of our pupils.

  • Creating opportunities and experiences for pupils, which enable them to learn about their next steps in education and future years.