Mission, Vision and Values

Empowering children through self belief and a curiosity to learn

Vision: Empowering learners to flourish and succeed in the world of tomorrow

Mission: We encourage individuality, nurture curiosity, build self-belief and have limitless expectations for all

To enable us to fulfil our vision and mission we ensure the following;

Quality of Teaching and Learning

Engaging and stimulating lessons which spark a curiosity to learn

All staff have high expectations of behaviour and progress

Nurture independent learners

Innovation through enquiry

Inclusive Learning Environment

Positive, challenging learning environment

Promote and celebrate individuality

Every child is valued

Promote independence and resilience

Enrichment of opportunities and Experiences  

Foster a sense of pride within the local community

Opportunities to experience activities which go beyond the curriculum

Celebrate children’s talents and nurture interests

Explore and understand the locality and beyond

Personal and Social Wellbeing

Develop a growth mindset

Staying safe whilst taking risks

Have respect for all

Ask for help with confidence

At Barton Clough we nurture positive relationships. It is at the  heart of all we do.​ We are committed to teaching the skills and knowledge each child needs to flourish and succeed, with enthusiasm, energy and hope. ​

Children and staff chose our school core values, which were:

  • honesty
  • respect
  • determined
  • polite
  • caring

The Dunham Trust

Our school is part of The Dunham Trust.

The Trust has a highly experienced and supportive Board of Directors who have a wealth of expertise in industry and education. Their role is to ensure that The Dunham Trust will be the best it can be, for the schools and young people within its care.

The Trust are committed to:

– High quality school improvement activity
– Cross-trust networking opportunities
– Research and development

The promotion of sport, outdoor education and the creative arts is a significant feature of the schools within The Dunham Trust. The Trust recognises the importance of the development of pupil self-esteem and offering a broad range of out-of-classroom experiences.

“They come this way only once so we should litter their pathways with quality experiences”

Individual schools in The Trust have regular opportunities to participate in joint creative projects, led by a wide range of creative specialists. These inclusive opportunities also provide a successful platform for both staff networking and staff professional development.