Crawley Ridge junior School endeavours to provide a school day which excites, challenges and motivates each individual child. Teachers consider ways of organising children’s learning, which promote excellence, perseverance, resilience, self-discipline and independent learning in classrooms. Children are purposefully engaged in a variety of carefully planned activities to meet clear and shared learning intentions, which are aimed at motivating, encouraging and challenging every child. Individuals are valued, mutual respect is evident, teamwork is celebrated and there is a culture of learning for all within a caring environment.
Our school believes that each child should have the opportunity to develop their capabilities to the full. We believe that this is achieved by developing and nurturing the whole child and that all aspects of development should be valued and acknowledged by our community.
Children, who realise that their individual qualities are valued as much as their academic ability, grow in self-esteem, begin to flourish and have confidence in all areas of school life. We believe that co-operation in our society ensures an atmosphere in which individuals flourish socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. We aim to enlarge a child’s knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and thus his/her awareness of moral values and capacity for enjoyment. We hope to enable each child to enter the world after formal education is over as an active participant in society and a responsible contributor to it, capable of achieving as much independence as possible.
We place great emphasis on children’s aesthetic, artistic and sporting achievements; on the attitudes and values of trust and support, truthfulness and integrity, unselfishness and personal responsibility. The relationships within the school are founded on respect for one another.
Children in our school achieve high academic standards. We therefore aim to enable children to reach their potential by ensuring there are high standards of achievement in all subject areas. They are also valued for themselves and their many achievements, whatever they may be. More than anything, we believe that our children enjoy coming to school; it is a happy place!