Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

British Values

Although we do not have an explicit values curriculum at Castle Wood school, there are certain values that inform the way that we behave and provide a positive influence for pupils.
Treating others with tolerance and respect, being inclusive and accepting of difference, engaging with others with generosity, particularly when they are in difficulty, aspiring for the highest standards, behaving with honesty and integrity, behaving with care and responsibility for our environment – I hope that through their time at Castle Wood school, these are the values that are modelled and reinforced for pupils. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are an essential aspect of their education; pupils are given a range of opportunities to develop an understanding of these values.
Whether they are specifically British values is a debate for others, but I believe that attention to these has helped form the positive atmosphere that is such a feature of Castle Wood school.