At Kingsdown and Ringwould we believe in the concept of life long learning and the notion that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun!
Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.
Our school values are:
Communication, Independence, Collaboration, Resilience and Reflection.
Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School is an accredited Thinking School which means that our approach to learning depends on us teaching the children ways to think for themselves in order to get the best from their education. We use a range of elements from the Thinkers Toolbox, such as asking questions which provide the children with opportunities to explore their own ideas and think more deeply. We use philosophical discussion to develop their understanding of the world around them and the problems that may affect them, right from their entry into Foundation! Children are encouraged to record their learning and thinking using Thinking Maps which ensure that all children, not just those good at writing, are able to share and celebrate their knowledge across the curriculum. We aim to provide children with skills to think, a talent that they will take into their future.