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School aims

We aim:

  • To be an inclusive school and to put into place the practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all learners are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.
  • To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
  • To treat learners as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs encouraging then to achieve their full potential; valuing their endeavours and celebrating their successes.
  • To provide well for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.
  • To provide well for learners’ care, health and safety.
  • To ensure that all learners’ benefit from a rich broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.
  • To teach basic skills and core subjects well and to give greater emphasis to the foundation subjects and RE especially to the creative aspects including art, poetry, story, dance, music, performance. These will be central to our work.
  • To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.
  • To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors and use of the environment.
  • To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence.
  • To make parents and the wider community partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.
  • To strongly encourage consideration and respect for others, good manners, self- esteem, self-control, responsibility and team work.
  • To provide a positive discipline environment for the children.
  • To constantly evaluate all aspects of school life, seeking always to improve the service we provide and the standards we achieve.
  • To build an ethos marked by a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively, happy place where learners feel secure. A place where good behaviour is expected and where learners enjoy growing up.
  • To make Castle View school a place of enjoyment where success is celebrated.