Rishworth offers outstanding teaching from highly qualified teachers within small teaching groups.
All classes in the School are co-educational and normally consist in the Lower School (age 11-14) of anywhere up to around 20 -24 pupils. At GCSE the number of pupils in a class will often be around 14-20 pupils and at Sixth Form smaller still. By keeping classes small we are able to ensure that teachers are able to give every pupil more time and attention within the formal classroom setting. In addition to this, teachers will meet with pupils outside of the classroom where additional support is required. As pupils progress through the School they will be placed within sets in Maths, English and Science to reflect and support their individual ability and needs.
Rishworth sees the academic curriculum in three main ways:
- As a means to an end. The ‘means’ being the nourishment and stimulus which subjects of study provide; the ‘end’ being the intellectual, moral, spiritual, social, personal and physical growth, and eventual blossoming, of each child;
- As a blend of elements which, on their own and taken together, are of intrinsic interest and worth;
- As a preparation for fulfilment in future life – not only at work but also, more broadly, in society at large.