Mission statement

At Castle View we aim to welcome each learner into a happy, secure and stimulating environment where high standards are expected, practised and achieved.

In this school education is about learners experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative in writing, art, music, developing their self confidence as learners and maturing socially and emotionally. We will combine high standards with a broad, balanced and rich curriculum. Education will be the fusion of excellence and enjoyment. Learners do better when they are excited and engaged, when there is joy in what they are doing, they learn to love learning.

English and Maths will be the backbone of our pupil’s success in learning. We will build on our strengths to serve the needs of our learners using the skills of everyone in the school. Castle View will drive its own improvement, set its own challenging targets and recognise that for the sake of our learners we can always do better.

Learning will be focused on individual pupils’ needs and abilities and we will develop assessment for learning, which enables knowledge about individuals to inform the way they are taught and learn.

Teachers and Teaching assistants will provide a tailored approach to support all learners. We will give extra support to the learners that need it most.

There will be a strong commitment to help all children to succeed underpinned by strong relationships with parents and the community.

We will provide activities outside school hours to extend and enrich learning.

Castle View will provide well for the learners social, emotional, spiritual and cultural development.

All in school will promote high standards of behaviour by teaching positive behaviour to all children.

School aims

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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.

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To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.

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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.

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To provide well for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.

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To provide well for learners’ care, health and safety.

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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.

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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.

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To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.

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To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors and use of the environment.

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To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence.

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To make parents and the wider community partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.

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To strongly encourage consideration and respect for others, good manners, self- esteem, self-control, responsibility and team work.

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To provide a positive discipline environment for the children.

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To constantly evaluate all aspects of school life, seeking always to improve the service we provide and the standards we achieve.

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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.

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To make Castle View school a place of enjoyment where success is celebrated.

Safeguarding

We hold the safeguarding and well-being of our pupils as a priority. Please see our policies and documents below. You can also click here for useful contacts for help and support regarding safeguarding, or visit the Halton Safeguarding website.

The school’s designated person for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mrs Edwards, and the deputy designated person is Mrs Morgan.

Our school is also part of a project, which is run between Halton Borough Council schools and Cheshire Police. This project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic violence incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is done through a phone call to our school’s Key Adult (Ms Melarangi). This will begin on 4th January 2016. See the document below for more information.

Snapchat – Snapchat map update raises child safety worries. Please see the link here regarding safeguarding information about the app “Snapchat”.

Online safety – The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information with ease via messaging apps, social media and gaming networks. Please click here for advice for parents and children on how to behave online.

Live Streaming – You can now broadcast from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world for free using the device in your back pocket (mobile phone). Do you know the difference between live.ly and live.me? Read this leaflet and help keep your child safer online.

Please see below Parental Guidance for parents who want to know about how to keep their children safe on different games consoles and Apple products.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for children and parents

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Operation Encompass

Safeguarding and Child Proctection Policy

Parental Guide Apple

Parental Guide Nintendo Switch

Parental Guides Nintendo3DS

Parental Guide WiiU

Parental Guide xbox360

Parental Guide xbox family

Parental Guide xbox one

Parental Guide Playstation

Performance tables

Performance tables

Click here to view our performance tables online.

Key Stage 2 results

Click here to see our latest Key Stage results.

Ofsted Reports

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on school’s website please visit our school office.

Find Us

Castle View Primary School
Mead Way
Halton Brook
Runcorn
WA7 2DZ