We absolutely believe that student learning and progress is our core purpose. However, we are equally determined that Causeway students will have the skills and attributes to live and work in the global society of tomorrow, and will be confident in their morals and values in order to lead good lives. It is important that we nuture and develop each individual’s passions and interests; educating the whole child by promoting excellence and supporting our students to make exceptional progress in the curriculum and beyond the curriculum.
We are a school that caters for individual talents and strengths. We believe in the importance of enabling every student to achieve to the extent of their ability. We can only be truly successful when the school works as a team with students, staff and parents united in securing the common goal of helping your child achieve their best. Our students are able to learn most effectively when they are happy and feel secure which is something we pride ourselves in at Causeway School. We have highly skilled and dedicated mentors and pastoral staff organised into year teams, with Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year for each age group. Tutors are an essential bridge between school and home life and as such are the first point of contact for parents and carers.
Our house system provides opportunities for students to mix with other friends and year groups. Through it we drive exciting competitions, celebration and rewards which further support their sense of belonging at Causeway School.
Once a term all students have the opportunity to choose an enrichment activity as a reward for good progress and behaviour for learning through our unique Causeway Masters Programme. Student voice plays an important role in deciding which activities we offer to ensure they suit the needs of the individual. Enrichment activities have included a Blackland Farm residential, Thorpe Park and Lego Land trips, water sports activities, team building activities, rock climbing, dance, football, basketball, chess tournaments, art and design, baking and many more!
Homework is an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of work undertaken in the classroom and deepen knowledge in a wide range of subjects. We want to develop our students’ ability to work independently as we believe this is key to academic success. Facilities are available to support students with homework. These include the library homework club before and after school and at lunchtime, as well as homework and catch up sessions in a wide range of subjects after school.
We put achievement first at Causeway School, but that does not just mean traditional academic achievement. It includes a wide variety of extra curricular and enrichment activities that encourage every student at Causeway to discover their own particular strengths, whether academic, spiritual, musical, creative, sporting or any other. Our aim is to appreciate the needs and aspirations of each individual and to encourage them to flourish.
From Year 7 to 11 there are a wide range of lunch time and after school activities on offer. Our menu of activities is vast and published on a termly basis on our website. We also run a full programme of trips and exciting events including drama productions, Rock Challenge, music concerts, inter house events, debating competitions, an Outdoor and Adventurous trip to France, a Geography trip to Italy and a Languages trip to Spain.
Student leaders represent each of our year groups. Our active student council helps to ensure that students have a voice and are involved in whole school decision making. In Year 10 and 11 students are invited to apply for a variety of senior student leadership posts linked to key areas of the school which gives students a voice in the day to day workings of the school.