Our Character Education Framework

TEACHING CHARACTER VIRTUES

The Character Education Framework is our whole school approach to the explicit teaching of character virtues. It is seamlessly aligned to our behaviour and rewards systems as we know that for our students to be truly successful, they should both understand character virtues but be taught to apply them in a practical sense.

Our Character Education Framework has, over time, created a culture where students behave well because it is the right thing to do, rather than just for the fear of a sanction. The Character Education Framework encompasses a dedicated tutor time and assembly programme, character reward system and explicitly teaches the behaviours that feature on our GET IT RIGHT code of conduct. To achieve the teaching of good character we frontload the explicit teaching of good behaviour, manage the behaviour and frequently review the impact through intelligent interrogation of data. The weekly character focus develops a shared language around the character virtues which underpin our HEART VALUES of Happiness, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and Tolerance.

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