Ethos & Values

Riversides Ethos

‘Every student matters, every moment counts’

This will be displayed in all classrooms and corridors.

Staff need to know it, Pupils need to know it.

Riversides Ethos

Equal opportunities​

-pupils will have the same opportunities as all other pupils in mainstream. 

  • Academic opportunities
  • Career opportunities 
  • Life opportunities


Local community links​

  • So pupils can function
  • Be accepting
  • Be part of a family


Part of wider family-Caring​

We are part of our pupils extended family

  • Build trust
  • Positive influence
  • Reliable


Academic success​

  • Same opportunities as main stream schools
  • Leave with at least 3 GCSEs
  • Careers support


Social, Emotional and Behavioral Education​

  • Pupils can access the real world
  • Pupils know how to behave- what is acceptable
  • Pupils  learn coping skills


Positive relationships and experiences​

  • Pupils have same opportunities as every other pupil-visit cafes, theatres, shopping, ways of transport
  • Pupils visit other cities, universities, 
  • Visit to be planned in every term
  • Invite visitors into school-careers, Governors, councillors, Mayor, local  businesses, church people, local school links
  • Display ‘experiences’ in corridors


Challenge in the interest of the child ​

  • Socially
  • Emotionally
  • Behaviorally
  • Academically
  • With parents
  • Local authority


Facilitating all agencies-supporting children and the families needs

  • Local authority
  • Speech and language
  • Social services


Riversides Half Termly Values

  • Be Safe
  • Be Kind
  • Be Thankful
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Accepting
  • Be Determined