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Vision & Values

Our Church School Vision

At Barrowby Church of England Primary School we believe that:

As a Church school family, we strive for excellence, ensuring that we all feel happy, valued and loved.  We aim to provide an exciting, innovative, and relevant curriculum that enables all to ‘shine’ and develop as creative, respectful and independent citizens.  We seek to promote equal opportunities for all so that each individual is encouraged to achieve their full potential and become lifelong learners who can make a positive contribution to society.

School Values

Our overarching aim is to support children in coming to terms with the world in which they live; socially, intellectually, emotionally, physically, morally and spiritually.

We aim to nurture:

Creativity:  We respect our children’s individuality, encourage creativity and support every child to make the most of their God given talents.  

There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things.  Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do. 1 Corinthians 12: 5-6

Respect:  As we are all equal in the eyes of God, we promote equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of gender, race, creed, ability or disability.    

I am giving you a new command. You must love each other, just as I have loved you.  John 13: 34-35

Independence:  We want our pupils to leave our school as well educated, self confident and reflective members of a global society.                                    

Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

               CREATIVITY                                                               Respect                                                              Independence


As a community, we promote a caring, friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation, within our Christian foundation, and based on Christian values. We encourage honesty, understanding, tolerance, sensitivity, perseverance, independence and autonomy, and set high standards of behaviour, and good manners.

We value the strengths and experiences of individuals, and aim to provide positive and rewarding experiences, and equal opportunity for all children, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, religion, ability or disability.
We aim to provide the highest standards of education for our pupils, and have high expectations in all respects. We encourage creativity, self-confidence, enterprise and an excitement in learning, and support children in fulfilling their potential. We celebrate their achievements and encourage and challenge our children to learn from a broad based, relevant and stimulating curriculum, through the Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum and extended school activities.
We encourage children to take an active part in the learning process and to become independent learners, within a learning environment in which children can foster pride in their own achievements, and those of others, and to appreciate the wider world.

Mission Statement

It is Barrowby CE Primary School’s intention to provide a very distinctive, stimulating and engaging learning environment.  We believe that our holistic approach, using our robust and rigorous self-evaluation processes, enable us to  provide every opportunity for each individual to achieve their potential.

Promoting the 9 Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

  • When you are in the workplace;
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college);
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas);
  • When you use transport;
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local tennis club); and
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments.

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted at Barrowby CE Primary School through:

  • Our school vision, values and ethos
  • Our SDP and Self Evaluation material
  • Our school's Behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Collective Worship
  • British Values
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions
  • Religious Education (RE) lessons, RSE lessons and Protected Characteristic talks as they arise
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community e.g. School Council, fundraising committee

By embedding the 9 Protected Characteristics into the whole school ethos, we promote:

  • Self-esteem, self-knowledge and self-confidence
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Children’s acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for their own and other cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to school and home life and to the lives of those living and working in the locality and further afield
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination