Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed
Ringwood School has a superb reputation for the pastoral care we offer to our students. We place considerable importance on ensuring that we create a learning environment where students enjoy coming to school and feel excited and challenged by the many opportunities that we have to offer.
The Support Team is well resourced and trained, with highly qualified, experienced and specialist members of staff who focus relentlessly on meeting the needs of all students.
Every student has a personal tutor who they will get to know very well through tutor time activities, 1-1 mentoring sessions, inter-form competitions and the various fund raising activities that tutor groups become immersed in. All students remain with their tutor for their first five years at Ringwood School. Each tutor group is monitored by a member of the Leadership Team.
In addition to their tutor, there is a Guidance and Achievement Leader that each student will receive support from as required. We recognise that at various points of a young person’s life, additional support can be needed for a whole range of reasons. Consequently there are a number of services that are available on site, including a team of counsellors, a careers adviser and experienced members of staff who are trained around areas of special educational need. The fundamental rationale underpinning the structure of the Support Team at Ringwood School is that the team is completely shaped around meeting the needs of all our students!
Working in partnership is a crucial part of our philosophy. We regularly engage with other agencies to support students in achieving their potential. However, the partnership we most value, is our engagement with parents and carers, maintaining regular contact as required to ensure that each and every one of them continues to make progress in their learning and personal development.
We firmly believe in taking every opportunity to celebrate the many successes of our students. We recognise that all young people have special talents, which need to be nurtured and developed during their time with us. We believe it is essential to celebrate achievement in all areas of a student’s life – from the sports pitch, to the stage, to the classroom and not least, the personal development that so many of our students demonstrate to us during their time at Ringwood School.
Ofsted – ‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for. Teachers and leaders know them very well as individuals.’