Castle Cary Community Primary School

Castle Cary School

I love the surroundings of the school, it really makes it enjoyable to come to school here.

Year 3 Pupil

The teachers are funny and my friends are too!

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone is caring

Year 5 Pupil

I like it at our school because we do lots of work.

Year 2 Pupil

I like that it's about the children's rights and not just the teachers!

Year 6 Pupil

It's safe, fun and you always learn something new.

Year 5 Pupil

I love it at this school, nothing needs to be changed.

Year 3 Pupil

It's a great place to learn/

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone gets treated fairly; the whole school is kind.

Year 4 Pupil

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We aim for everyone in our school to be happy, successful, confident and responsible learners.

Our learning values of independence, collaboration and creativity develop:

Independent learners – children are encouraged to: be confident, think for themselves, take risks, persevere, ask questions, make decisions, solve problems, make connections and communicate their ideas.

Collaborative learners – children are encouraged to: communicate, listen, co-operate and work together as a team with equal responsibility and with clear roles. They are responsible for both their own learning and that of their team members.

Creative learners – the children are encouraged to question and challenge. They will make connections and see relationships, envisaging what might be, exploring ideas and keeping options open, reflecting critically on ideas, actions and outcomes.

School Development Priorities

2018/2019 Priorities

1. Everyone in the school will have high expectations so that children make good progress towards the government target of 85% in core subjects

2. Teaching and learning will be consistently high across the school so that our ambitious outcomes are met

3. The leaders of the school have a clear understanding of the strengths and areas for development of the school and take effective action to address these

4. Expectations in the Early years will be high and all children will make good progress

5. Governors have a good understanding of the school so they are able to hold leaders to account.

2017/2018 Priorities

1. To improve pupil outcomes across the whole school working towards the government target of 85%(with the exception of year 5 who will be working towards the target of 70%)

2. To further improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

3. To ensure that Leadership, Management and Governance have a clear focus and a continued drive for improvement

4. To ensure provision in EYFS enables all groups to achieve well