Our Vision and Ethos

Published on: Jul 03 2013 by David Adcock

Our Vision “Let their potential fly.”


Rydon is unique in providing real learning, sharing values and memories which indeed last a life time. Our vision, ethos and curriculum have at their heart the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). “Every child has the right to an education.” Article 28.


In all that Rydon provides “the best interests of the child is our top priority.” Article 3. Therefore, Rydon has a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment; where all learners will recognise and achieve their fullest potential.


We believe in developing “every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.” Article 29


Our vision is that all Rydon learners will “let their potential fly”:

  • through experiencing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum
  • by developing enquiring, discriminating and enterprising minds
  • by being enthused with a desire for knowledge and culture
  • through understanding and developing the skills and talents essential for continued learning throughout their careers
  • by being highly effective in their use of technology
  • by having high personal expectations and strong self-esteem
  • by being tolerant, respectful and responsible citizens
  • through exhibiting honesty, integrity and displaying good judgement in managing risks
  • by recognising and achieving a healthy lifestyle, “as every child has the right to the best possible health.” Article 24
  • through valuing, understanding and belonging to different communities recognising local and global responsibility and fully understanding the Conventions on the Rights of the Child.


Rydon believes that education “must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.“ Article 29


Our Ethos “Let their potential fly.”

Rydon believes in providing our pupils with opportunities and developing their confidence, so that they achieve, share and celebrate in their success, letting their potential fly.


Opportunity.Confidence .Success


Rydon is committed to lifelong learning, serving the needs of our local Community, working with our local, national and international school network, adult learning and outside agencies.


At Rydon every person counts and is respected as an individual.


To promote community and healthy competition each person belongs to a House:


Arun, Chanctonbury, Downs and Weald.


Every Rydon member is passionate about representing their House; an allegiance often maintained through family generations.


In all House and College activities we promote “the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.” Article 31


Rydon believes that “every child has the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.” Article 15


We are proud to be Rydon.


We are proud to be on the journey to be one of the world’s Right Respecting Schools.


We are proud to be on the outstanding journey.



Rich in our traditions and values

Young in our outlook in untapping talent for the future

Dynamic in our teaching and learning in developing enterprising skills

Outstanding in the vast array of opportunities we provide

Nurturing in our care.

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