Our purpose is to offer a broad and balanced education of the highest quality in a happy, stimulating, secure and caring environment based on equal regard for each individual by:
Helping each child to develop a life-long love of learning and discovery.
Fostering self respect and independence in the children whilst building their confidence and sense of achievement.
Fostering links with the community, cluster schools, local churches and to maintain effective partnership with parents, the governing body and LEA.
Recognising and responding to the specific needs and abilities of individual children.
Creating an atmosphere where all staff feel valued and supported and in which appropriate training and resources ensure high quality teaching and learning.
Enjoy equal opportunities irrespective of gender, race or religion.
We intend to achieve these aims by:
Providing a balanced and broadly based curriculum incorporating the Early Learning Goals and the Notional Curriculum, effectively using appropriate resources and suitable learning programmes in order that all children may achieve their potential
Developing and maintaining procedures for assessing, monitoring, evaluating and recording the work of the school in order to achieve continuity, progression and consistency within and between Key Stages and Phases of education.
Enabling the children to work together in harmony to develop a sense of responsibility, mutual respect and tolerance.
Providing experiences which will promote children's social, cultural, moral and spiritual development.
Helping children to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding and the desire to use them.
Encouraging the development of children who are communicative, articulate and receptive to new ideas.
The aims of the school form the basis for the School Improvement Plan, remembering at all times that at the heart of the education process lies THE CHILD.
Castle Primary School is a forward- looking school that is committed to supporting the development of its people as lifelong learners.
Develop their skills as independent, motivated lifelong learners who are able to respond and adapt to change in a technological society. Be encouraged to develop as positive participants in the world community and progress in their academic skills, subject knowledge and understanding.
Be supported and guided in order to develop trusting, caring and secure relationships within a learning culture and happy and safe school environment.
Be encouraged and guided in order to respond respectfully to all members of the school community and take responsibility for their actions and behaviour and thereby develop as responsible citizens.
Be given opportunities to develop their skills, be reflective and take responsibility for their professional and personal development by being motivated lifelong learners.
Be encouraged and, supported as members of a professional team that is committed to attaining high standards in all that we do within a culture of mutual respect and trust.
The spiritual, social, moral and cultural needs of the school and its community will be met.
Strategies and provision
Provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, which is enriched and supported by a programme of extra curricular activities and visits.
Provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities which, are supported by relevant, up to date resources.
Operate a policy of inclusion and equality of opportunity for all.
Work in close partnership with parents, members of the wider community and support professionals through an open door policy and by providing regular and effective communication
Participate in, host and lead local events and embrace national initiatives.