Vision and Values
We work together as a team at Castledawson Primary school to create a happy, positive, secure and inclusive environment for every member of the school community. We have a child centred approach and are dedicated in ensuring that every activity has our children’s needs and interests as the first priority. We strive to develop the whole child – academically, emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. We promote a Christian and caring ethos and aim to develop a culture of respect, fairness, cooperation, perseverance, self-discipline, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, acceptance and responsibility at all levels within the school. Our ethos is reflected in all areas of school life. We aim to promote relationships built on honesty, trust, respect and openness, ensuring everyone is valued and respected and feel a sense of belonging to our school where the efforts and achievements of all are celebrated. We believe that happy children, staff and parents are key to positive learning experiences and a successful school.
Staff are committed to continuous personal self-development, improvement and providing a broad and balanced curriculum in a stimulating setting. Through effective, high quality teaching and learning, our goal is to develop independent, motivated and lifelong learners. Children are supported and challenged accordingly as they are encouraged to reach their full potential. We seek high standards of achievement and behaviour as we inspire every member of the school community to be the best they can be in all areas and succeed in fulfilling their own personal goals.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone to have a voice and listen respectfully to the views of others. Our children have a say through our school council, ‘Kids Voice.’ We recognise and appreciate the important role parents play in their children’s education and we encourage them to be involved in the life of the school. We also value our parents’ input and feedback on school matters.
We are proud of our village and aim to be a school that has Castledawson and its people at the core. It is our vision to see our school grow in the community as we provide increasing opportunities for our children to participate, contribute, value and take pride in their local village as they do their school.
Our School Rules
1. Be Respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Ready
From these three rules we promote our school values and also draw up classroom rules with our children. We teach our rules and values in circle time sessions, in PDMU and also in assembly.