Education with Character

Whilst academic success is very important, at Castle View Academy we believe that there is more to a good education.  As well as ensuring our students succeed in exams, we aim to develop character, compassion and service.  Throughout their time at Castle View Academy, students are expected to contribute to our school community and to society.  We want students to try things they cannot do, to persist in the face of difficulty and to become resilient in overcoming obstacles.

With this in mind, we provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences which seek to help our students become confident, well-rounded and ambitious young adults.  Our curriculum and enrichment programme is overflowing with opportunities to try something new and develop new skills.  In addition to our very wide range of extracurricular clubs, our students enjoy trips to Disney Land (Paris) and the Lake District, university visits, talks by inspirational speakers from the worlds of medicine, law and business as well as countless opportunities to collaborate with their peers at United Learning schools across the country.

We are incredibly proud to deliver an Education with Character; an education which challenges, inspires and excites our students and prepares them for the ups and downs of life.

Online Learning

Following the Government’s decision to close schools in England from Monday, 23rd March, Castle View Academy have created an online opportunity for students to continue developing character whilst away from school. 

This opportunity allows students to put to practice all the values they have been learning about in the last few years and to show families and friends what a well-rounded young person they are developing into. This will be in addition to the delivery of lesson content over Microsoft Teams or Show My Homework as it is vitally important that creativity and character are developed alongside a core curriculum offer. 

Parents play a crucial role within the process. We ask that parents/carers actively encourage their child to engage in these activities and then reinforce these character values at home.

The programme will be delivered through the following ways (please click on the links below):

Assemblies/

Staff Videos

Student Passport Enrichment Activities Leadership Activities Character Lessons TED Talks

1. Mr Webb

2. Mr Watkins

3. Mr Webb (VE Day)

4. Resilience and Determination

5. Determination (Martin Luther King)

6. Mr Eldred (Keeping Fit)

Student Passport

List of Enrichment Activities

Professional Studies (click on picture below)

Professional Studies Video 1

Professional Studies Video 2

George Newman in Y7 has set the challenge of creating a Bug Hotel over half term. Download the PPT for details here
Photographs of entries to be sent to simon.watkins@castleviewacademy.org.uk

 

 

List of Leadership Activities

1. Courage

2. Curiosity

3. Empathy

4. Fairness

5. Humility

6. Initiative

7. Integrity

8. Kindness

9. Motivation

10. Optimism

11. Resilience

12. Tolerance

TED Talks: Links

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