At Castleman Academy Trust we aim to provide the highest quality, inspirational education and care that ensures every child in our local community reaches their potential, regardless of their background. Learning at Castleman Academy Trust will enable all young people to become
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Our core values of Independence, Respect, Inclusion and Creativity are at the heart of all we do. Any activity, whether directly led by us or by outside agencies, must help learners in our schools develop in these areas. We strive to ensure “learners are better today than they were yesterday”. Our schools reflect these values in our community to promote personal development, equality of opportunity, economic well being, a healthy and just democracy and a sustainable future.
We are bound by a number of guiding principles:
- Children first, always. At Castleman Schools, children always come first – no excuses. If “it” doesn’t benefit our children, we don’t do it.
- We care deeply about our families. As the first educator of your child, we will support you in bringing them up to be a great adult. We work with families to identify their strengths and bring the best out of their children.
- All are welcome here. We live in a diverse and ever changing world. We celebrate, value and champion everyone’s uniqueness. We will not tolerate discrimination of any sort, anytime. We always treat others the way we wish to be treated.
- We have high expectations and high performance. We expect the best – from our children, families and staff. We expect everyone to work hard to ensure our learners are as successful as they can possibly be. We know “life” happens - we expect to support each other in times of difficulty and celebrate success in the good times.
- We are all learning, all the time. It’s not only children who learn at Castleman Schools! Our adults are learners too! We work with older learners – staff, parents and carers - who want to be part of a forward looking, forward thinking organisation. As such, we expect to create new knowledge and better ways of doing things. We don’t do “standing still” or complacency, but instead challenge ourselves and regularly ask “why?”
- We support and trust each other. We know we all have our part to play in making sure our schools are great places to be for our children, their families and the staff and governors. We celebrate when we succeed and don’t lose heart when we fail . . . instead we ask why and make sure it never happens again.
Our schools have great networks and a strong voice in their own future. They support each other to improve and are “outward looking” so that we learn from the best, ensuring we are embracing the best learning strategies and innovations, leading to excellent learning and progress.