On behalf of the staff, students and Governing Body I would like to welcome you to Royds School’s website. The school has seen significant change and great improvements over the past few years. We now have an experienced, dynamic and ambitious leadership team; a talented, energetic and passionate staff body; a committed and enthusiastic governing body; supportive parents/carers who embrace working in partnership with us and, most importantly, the most amazing group of young people who want to learn and succeed. As our wonderful students often remind me, Royds is like a ‘family’.
We will always put students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our reputation as a student centred learning community. As a parent, you trust us with your child’s safety, wellbeing and education and we will never lose sight of that privilege and responsibility. At Royds, every learner is an individual with a unique personality and characteristics.
Our vision is our dream. It creates a culture of aspiration and drive for excellence throughout the school, as we strive to ensure there are:
- No barriers to success
- No ceiling to achievement
- No excuses for underperformance
Our mission describes what we do for our learners and staff every day in our quest to make our dream a reality. Our day to day ethos is symbolised by our hashtag #LiveLoveLearn@RoydsSchool. We focus on the whole person, a sense of togetherness and empowering everyone as a leader and learner. We place great value on preparing our students to thrive in 21st century Britain; together we need to ensure our learners are equipped emotionally, socially and academically to excel through their journey at Royds and beyond. It seems simple and obvious, but there is nothing more important than the quality of teaching and learning in our classrooms – every minute, every lesson, every day. Staff are learners too. We place significant emphasis on staff development and collaborative partnerships to ensure what goes on in our classrooms is as good as it can be.
Our core values are what we expect everyone at Royds to live and work by, both inside and outside of the classroom. The Three Rs: Respect, Resilience and Responsibility are integral to our #LiveLoveLearn philosophy and are an essential facet of our student centred learning community. Our core values are embedded within lessons, assemblies, celebration events and our rewards system. Our behaviour and rewards systems embodies our values; all students are taught to take responsibility for their own conduct, show respect for themselves and their school community and to show resilience by learning from mistakes and striving to be the best they can be.
We have set high standards of behaviour at Royds. Every student should have the chance to learn without disruption or distraction and we expect our students to represent the school with pride in the local community. We have structured our school day so that students will feel safe and able to learn in a happy and calm environment. We pride ourselves on our high levels of care for individuals, and providing a challenging yet supportive learning environment which inspires them to develop themselves as learners and to explore opportunities beyond their immediate surroundings. A strong and effective partnership with parents and carers is key to developing successful learners.
The attached prospectus provides a greater insight into our vision, mission, core values and life in our school. We would be delighted to welcome you to visit at any time to see us in ‘action’, with confidence that you will receive a warm welcome from our staff and students. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.