Provide a broad, balanced and inspirational curriculum for all children.
Produce independent thinkers and learners who are ready for 21st Century Learning:
Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful, Risk Taking, Reflective and Respectful learners.
Develop confident, creative, self-assured, collaborative pupils who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve.
Encourage pupils to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning.
Cultivate a desire within our children to protect and care for the environment and contribute positively to the local community of which they are members.
Encourage all pupils to grow in stature, confidence and self-esteem through encouragement, reward and recognition.
Provide a wide range of extra curricular and enrichment activities to enhance and deepen skills.
Foster a healthy competitive attitude, a desire to be successful, a commitment to fair play and to appreciate and enjoy the pleasure of taking part.
Ensure all children reach their full potential by providing relevant and challenging technological educational experiences.
Strengthen partnerships with families so that they feel fully involved in their child’s education.
Teach the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs – reinforced through our Christian values.
“Ketton provides its pupils with an outstanding quality of education so they become imaginative and enthusiastic learners, soaring academically and personally.” OFSTED
Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Outstanding
“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Through your dynamic leadership, you have established a clear vision for the school. This is shared by governors, staff and pupils. The local governing body has supported the school well. You have worked closely with the academy trust to ensure that the school continues to improve. The school clearly benefits from the effective support and opportunities the trust provides… Teachers are skilled and enthusiastic, and consistently promote the school’s values.” OFSTED
OFSTED: OUTSTANDING in all aspects x3. “This school is a beacon of exceptional practice in all key areas of its work. Pupils are highly enthusiastic about learning at every age throughout the school and make outstanding progress.” OFSTED
“The headteacher has led a comprehensive review of all aspects of the school since it was last inspected. No stone has been left unturned. The school’s governing body and middle leaders have been appropriately involved in this review. The result of this work is that pupils make faster progress in their learning, and the quality of teaching and the use of assessment are better. Also, pupils’ personal development and behaviour have improved and are now outstanding!” OFSTED
''Leaders are ambitious for all pupils. This school is inclusive. Pupils, including those with SEND receive the support they need to flourish and achieve well. The school motto ‘we are kind, we are honest and we forgive’ is evident in all aspects of school life. Pupils are taught well – teachers explain new ideas and concepts clearly due to strong subject knowledge and nurturing relationships.'' OFSTED 2022: Good. Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Good
You and the leadership team, together with governors, have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your leadership of the school is respected and valued by staff and parents and carers. You have an in- depth understanding of the school’s strengths and areas of weakness. Your evaluation of the school is comprehensive and accurate. Consequently, you have identified the priorities in areas requiring further improvement and your planning is well considered. Governors are kept well informed about school developments and the extent of both challenge and support has strengthened. Governors are supportive of the headteacher and make regular visits to the school in support of its further improvement. The external support provided by the local authority and the prospective Rutland Learning Trust has been instrumental in supporting leaders’drive for improvement. This support has sharpened processes to ensure consistency, clearer accountability and improved subject leadership. The culture of the school is positive and welcoming, staff morale is high, and the pupils are polite and courteous. Pupils are proud to be at the school and describe it as a friendly and fair school. OFSTED Nov 2018
There is much to celebrate at Great Casterton CE Primary School... "Children feel safe, are ambitious for themselves and their school.
They like learning and enjoy coming to school. This school inculcates a strong ethos and culture of inclusive care and support. Feedback from parents at school is overwhelmingly positive." OFSTED 2021
“Pupils are making good progress in their learning and are achieving well. Pupils’ outcomes at the end of Year 6 have been significantly above the national averages for all subjects for the past three years. Last year, the school was congratulated by the Department for Education for all Year 6 pupils achieving a Level 4B or above in all subjects. Pupils display positive attitudes to their learning. Relationships between adults and pupils are very positive, which leads to a warm and inclusive learning environment within school. “ OFSTED 2016
'Parents particularly value the welcoming family ethos of the school. They have a very high level of confidence in how well the school cares for and teaches their children.'
'Pupils are proud of their school and enjoy the wide range of interesting
opportunities the school offers them. Pupils are valued as important individuals. ' OFSTED 2017
"A broad and balanced curriculum which enthuses the pupils to learn...
Strong partnerships with parents and support agencies, good behaviour and a well-organised curriculum. Pupils achieve particularly well in the arts, music and sport." OFSTED