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Ethos, Vision & Values

The Dales Partnership – Vision and Values

The Governing Board membership will include people from all three schools  who will have a wide range of relevant skills, expertise and experience and will work together within the legal framework and code of conduct for the benefit of The Dales Partnership community.

As a partnership we aim to:

Provide an inspirational and engaging curriculum to encourage curiosity and develop a life-long love of learning.

Foster a strong home school partnership to promote the value of education in everyone’s life.

Develop the whole child through a wide range of enrichment opportunities inside and outside of the school.

Encourage children to have high aspirations building on their individual strengths and talents.

Support each child to develop independence, resilience and a sense of responsibility.

Provide a caring and nurturing environment to promote positive wellbeing for all members of the school community.

Foster a sense of community and a good understanding of developing positive relationships.

Ensure children are well prepared for the next stage of education and life beyond.

Enable children to develop a sense of their place in society and ability to make a difference as part of the wider world.

Butterknowle School

At Butterknowle school, we endeavour to welcome, respect and value all members of our school family by creating a warm safe and inclusive environment where children can reach their full potential. We believe all children have many skills when they join us and it is our job to build upon these and allow them to flourish. We would like every child to take with them happy memories of their journey through our school.

Frosterley School

A school family where each individual is inspired, supported and celebrated. We are welcoming and inclusive school at the heart of the community. We explore and respect the unique heritage and location of our local area.

Woodland School

Through our partnership between school, home and community, Woodland Primary School provides a stimulating and adaptive learning environment in which all children have the opportunity to thrive. Learning, laughter and friendship are at the heart of everything we do so that every child leaves Woodland with happy memories and a lifelong love of learning.