At Castle Mead Academy we are growing a community of excellence by giving our scholars both roots and wings so as they can create a better future. We do this by being kind, working hard and building our character.
It is unequivocal that at CMA…
|Everyone is capable of excellence||We develop the whole self||We make no excuses||We see feedback as a gift|
We believe everyone is a leader
We believe in the value of scholarship
We believe in working hard
We believe knowledge is power
We believe that teachers should teach and scholars should learn
We believe in subject autonomy
We believe in giving our scholars roots and wings
We believe in positive relationships
We believe in building cultural capital
We believe in spiritual and moral development
We believe in being kind
We believe in the importance of identity
We believe in building character
We believe in being unapologetically ambitious
We believe in giving 100%
We believe in rigorous routines
We believe in taking responsibility
We believe in equality
We believe in social mobility
We believe inclusion is everyone’s responsibility
We believe behaviour is everyone’s responsibility
We believe in developing experts
We believe that we can always improve
We believe in caring personally and challenging directly
We believe that we are humans first, professionals/learners second
A scholar is a learned or very knowledgeable person. Our pupils are all scholars: every day they learn new things and build their knowledge capital.
From the moment a scholar arrives at Castle Mead Academy we ask them to live “The Castle Credo” and it permeates all that we do:
- Be kind: we believe is it important to develop respectful, tolerant scholars who are kind to everyone.
- Work hard: we believe in promoting learning for its own sake and the power it gives us to shape our destiny for the betterment of ourselves and the world.
- Build your character: we believe it that school is about more than just academic excellence at Castle Mead Academy. We want our scholars to use their leadership skills, sporting talent, musical or dramatic ability, raise money for charity and challenge themselves nationally acclaimed programmes. All of these develop a whole range of skills, which will help both to find rewarding jobs and to thrive more generally in later life.
In addition, our staff will enact the seven C’s of our Trust in the way in which they work: