Our School Vision
Our Barrow Values: Understand Others, Try New Things, Don't Give Up, Work Hard, Concentrate, Imagine, Improve, Push Yourself
At Barrow 1618 we recognise that education provides opportunities that change lives. We aim to inspire and engage our children throughout their time with us; providing them with the skills and experiences they need to become confident, lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.
The fundamentals of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum will filter through each stage of a child’s learning journey– developing through experiencing, problem solving, exploring, risk-taking and decision-making in a safe, supportive and invigorating environment. This approach develops freedom of spirit, independence of mind and responsibility for learning amongst our pupils.
Our school will be entirely inclusive, with respect and tolerance at its core. It will celebrate the diversity within our community and further afield, collaborate with others and allow individual skills, talents, interests and beliefs to flourish.
We have a unique, rural setting in which our children are fortunate to learn. Our school will maximise opportunities to learn outside the classroom, promote sustainability and have a positive impact on the local and wider environment. Our children will learn in and about the rural landscape and develop skills and understanding to play a role in its protection and development.
All we do is strongly entrenched in our school’s Christian ethos. We will maintain strong links with the Church of England; teaching our children to be generous in heart, mind and soul, to have respect for all God’s creatures, be mindful of others, compassionate and kind.
Our school will be a centre for learning excellence during the school day and beyond: driving the standards of teaching and academic achievement through a broad and enriched curriculum that provides unique, enlivening experiences for pupils, their parents and carers and staff.
In our small, friendly, caring and creative school our ‘Barrow Values’ are fundamental to all we do. Not only does every child matter, but every child can make a difference. We will look for, identify, fulfill and extend potential in its many, varied forms.
Our school will not be going where the path may lead, but will go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.