Our whole school ethos is very important. The children have collaborated during class discussions and assemblies to create our own set of Castledown Values. They link to our school name and we focus on a pair of values each term.

C  –   Challenge and Consideration

A  –   Achievement and Aspirations

S  –   Sharing and Support

T  –  Teamwork and Trust

L -   Love and Loyalty

E  –  Equality and Empathy

Weekly assesmblies introduce the values and look at them in more detail. As part of our whole-school discussions we set the children a challenge to create a “values brick”. The children have decorated the bricks to represent the Castledown values and used them to build a “values castle”.

“It only takes a little respect to change a classroom. It only takes a little respect to change a whole school”