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Character has four key aspects, as defined by the Department for Education (DfE, 2019):
- The ability to remain motivated by long-term goals
- The acquisition of social confidence and the ability to make points or arguments clearly and constructively
- The learning and habituation of positive moral attributes
- An appreciation of the importance of long-term commitments which frame the successful and fulfilled life.
We are committed to:
- Developing well-educated and rounded young adults ready to take their place in the world
- Promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils and preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- Promoting good behaviour and positive character traits
- Fostering good mental wellbeing among young people so that they can fulfil their potential at school and are well prepared for adult life.
This is facilitated through:
- The Personal Development programme (including the Personal Development Curriculum, Student Leadership and Student Voice, assemblies and Enrichment opportunities)
- Subject curricula, including the opportunities for team work developed within PE and for creativity within Art, Drama and Music
- Oracy, within the Personal Development and subject curricula, enabling the acquisition of social confidence and the ability to make points clearly and constructively
- Enrichment opportunities including involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the National Citizens’ Service
- The academy’s Behaviour and Welfare Policy which sets out explicit behaviour expectations in terms of the Code of Conduct and Attitude to Learning thus ensuring a positive and co-operative learning environment.
The Personal Development programme promotes the development of resilient, responsible respectful and kind students through the BVGA Characteristics.
The BVGA Characteristics are:
- Aiming high
The Assistant Headteacher (Personal Development) is responsible for the whole-school evaluation of the effectiveness of Character Education is supported by the academy’s QA processes. The Assistant Headteacher benchmarks Character Education against DfE criteria on a termly basis.