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Character Education

What is Character Education?

Put simply, it is recognising and developing the character traits that make us unique and then using these 'character muscles' to allow us to be the best version of ourselves. At the heart of character education is creating a culture in and out of school where pupils are given every opportunity to rehearse and strengthen their sense of themselves.

Why is it important for my child?

Children starting school in 2019 will not retire until 2083 at the earliest! There is a growing recognition of the need to equip pupils with a set of personal characteristics that will make them successful in all occupations and go a long way to making them happy and healthy adults.

What are the school doing to improve pupils' character muscles?

The school has been taking part in a training programme called Route to Resilience, along with several other schools. We have introduced the vocabulary of character traits to pupils in the school and displayed them in classrooms. Lessons will often have links to the character traits needed to succeed in their work. All classes across the school will build on these character muscles and as children move through school, pupils will choose the character traits they have used or would like to use throughout the school day.

What will I notice at home?

Your child will begin to use character vocabulary at home and you will see the words mentioned more often in the certificates your child receives from school. You may find that your children will want to talk to you about the character traits they find more difficult or the ones they are very proud of.

Our Character Vocabulary

Words to help us to build our character muscles:

Kingfishers

imagination and creativity

humility

problem-solving

perseverance

integrity

Herons

self-esteem

empathy

reasoning

confidence

inclusiveness

Swallows

courage and

risk-taking

co-operation

listening and communicating

resilience

self-control

Cygnets & Swans

curiosity

kindness

concentration

independence

respect

Our Christian Values

HOPE

FRIENDSHIP

WISDOM

ENDURANCE

TRUST

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