Our Vision

Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of all the staff I am happy to welcome you to Risdene Academy.  There are many exciting things in store for all of our children.  We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognise that in order to be successful in school our children need support from both home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children's success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.  We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that your child:

Vision and Values
Our school vision is:

To ensure our children are given the opportunities to DREAM of a bright future, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their highest potential in school and throughout their life so that they can truly make a difference wherever they go.

Our aim is to ensure that all children are able to learn and thrive in a learning environment that is built on mutual respect.  Therefore, we have reviewed our core values to ensure that they will be a fundamental part of school life.  Our school values enable us to show P.R.I.D.E in all that we do:

P - Positivity
R - Respect
I -  Integrity
D - Determination
E - Excellence


They will be referred to daily during lessons and assemblies and pupils and staff will show a good understanding of how their actions reflect each value and support a cohesive community.  Our children at Risdene will be expected to show our values on a daily basis and of course this will be recognised through various rewards.

We are aware of the vitally important part that we play in your child's upbringing as children spend a great deal of their time at school. Therefore, the role we play is so very important and we take the responsibility very seriously. 

Kerry Mills