Part of our work as a school community has been to establish the Vision and Values for our school. To this end we have worked with the Pupils and Staff and we now have the 'HeaRRt' and 'Mind' of Dumbarton Academy.
Our Vision is that, together, we will create a school where we;
Make a difference and improve the life chances of all our young people
Instil leadership, confidence and a strong sense of values and commitment in everyone
Nurture a caring ethos where each of us feels safe and happy
Deliver a challenging curriculum and enjoyable learning experience for all.
Our Values are
Honesty - Be honest with yourself and others around you
Equality - Treat everyone fairly and give them a fair chance
Ambition - Aim to do and achieve the best you can
Responsibility - Take responsibilty for your own actions
Respect - Treat others the way you would like to be treated
Trust - Believe in the reliability of those around us.
The school has also evolved its 'Charter' from the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child and is in the process of becoming a Rights Respecting School. The School Charter consists of 7 UNCRC Articles, selected by the school community (clicking on the image will open up a larger image of the charter).