Our Vision and Values
At Dorothy Barley, we aim to provide the highest standards of teaching and learning so that all children can achieve their academic potential. We also ensure that we foster and develop the social and emotional well-being of our children. Our children deserve the best.
Our core values at Dorothy Barley are supported and developed through our Golden Rules which promote themes of kindness, respect for ourselves and others, honesty and hard work. These core beliefs underpin everything we do and help us be the best we can be. We review and develop our core values to ensure that they suit the needs of our school community and reflect issues in the wider world.
Our Current Learning Values are: Trust, Resilience, Respect, Acceptance, Kindness and Self-Worth. This can be easily remembered by the acronym TRRAKS.
Our Learning Values Journey
Moving forward with our values
Following looking at all 12 Learning Values, we asked the children which values they felt were most important for us to continue at DBJA.
It was very close, but our top 6 learning values were: Trust, Resilience, Respect, Acceptance, Kindness and Self-Worth. This can be easily remembered by the acronym TRRAKS. We will continue to focus on a particular value every half term but will also be looking for these values in every area of our school, whether that is in the classroom or on the playground throughout the year.
Our Golden Rules
- We are gentle. We don’t hurt others.
- We are kind and helpful. We don’t hurt anybody’s feelings.
- We listen. We don’t interrupt.
- We are honest. We don’t cover up the truth.
- We work hard. We don’t waste our own or others’ time.
- We look after property. We don’t waste or damage things.
Closely tied into these core values are the REAch2 touchstones of Learning, Enjoyment, Responsibility, Inclusion, Inspiration, Integrity and Leadership. We expect all children and adults within our school community to promote our touchstones, our learning values and to follow our Golden Rules.