Our Barrow Values: Respect, Resilience, Care, Ambition, Teamwork, Curiosity
At Barrow 1618, we aim to provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by our Christian values, that is relevant, purposeful, challenging and inspirational, reaching beyond the constraints of the classroom. We strive for the highest standards of attainment for all our children whilst aiming to make learning fun because we believe that happy children learn better. We encourage our children to value learning and become creative thinkers and life-long independent learners.
"With faith, friendship and courage we grow!"
Like the trees and plants in our Barrow school grounds, we are nurtured and GROW – and we just keep growing – and as we keep growing, we keep asking questions - and we never stop learning …
As Jesus explained in the Parable of the Sower, “But what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more”.
(Matthew 13: 18-23)
Our children are encouraged to have faith in themselves and trust in each other. They are faithful to our Christian values and understand why these are important in the context of the school and in the wider world. The spirituality of pupils is developed by providing opportunities for them to wonder at and explore the natural world around them; the Christian Faith is practised through daily worship.
As a school we welcome new friends to our Barrow family, regardless of background, ability, disability, belief or situation. The children are encouraged to appreciate the power of a team who work and play together effectively, inclusively and fairly. In the way others are treated, kindness and respect is always fostered; pupils are taught how to support each other and how to recognise and address the needs of others.
We want our pupils to have the courage to be themselves as individuals and follow their own paths. They are encouraged to persevere and achieve their very best. Bravery takes many forms and is celebrated in school; we cultivate a safe environment where pupils are not afraid of taking personal risks. Our school seeks to bring out the best in all children – to look for, identify, fulfil and extend potential in its many varied forms.
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
― Erin Hanson
Our Barrow Values
- Curiosity: We are interested and ask questions.
‘Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For anyone who asks shall receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock’ (Matthew 7.7-8).
- Resilience: We ‘bounce back’ when times are tough.
‘We are experiencing all kinds of trouble, but we aren’t crushed. We are confused, but we aren’t depressed.’ — (Corinthians 4:8)
- Teamwork: We work as a team that is stronger together.
‘For the body is not one member, but many’ (Corinthians 12:14)
- Ambition: We work hard to achieve our goals and we never give up.
‘You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures.’ (John 15:16a)
- Care: We look after each other, ourselves and our environment.
‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another’ (John 13:34-35)
- Respect: We are thoughtful and considerate to ourselves, others and the environment.
‘Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.’ (Matthew 7:12)