This section of our website focuses on Castle Hills curriculum design as well as our approach to teaching and learning, the vehicle that will ensure that our pupils achieve their potential.
The curriculum is the totality of children’s learning experiences and is the means by which we achieve our objective of educating children on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their independence, self-esteem and self-confidence to become lifelong learners. We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive for the best.
We want our children to be responsible citizens and effective learners by the time they finish their journey at our academy and move onto the next phase of their lives. We strive to encompass as many curriculum areas into all learning, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.
We promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. We promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We at Castle Hills, place a strong emphasis on teaching the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. We aim for our children to achieve the highest possible standards in these key areas of the curriculum. Our curriculum reflects the individual nature of our academy together with prescribed elements from the national curriculum. The needs and interests of our children drive what is happening in our school, with children's achievement levels the starting point for all curriculum planning.