Character education is not new. Schools in a survey by NatCen Social Research and the National Children’s Bureau used a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities to provide character education, including: assemblies, subject lessons, dedicated character education lessons, sports, performance arts clubs, outward bound activities, hobby clubs, and subject learning clubs. These opportunities help young people to explore and express their character and build the skills they need for resilience, empathy and employability.
Character is a complex concept with a number of overlapping facets. We identified four important aspects, which can inform the way schools shape their wider provision for children and young people.
Early Years Characteristics of Effective Learning.
This document is new non-statutory guidance to schools on character education and development for pupils. Due for renewal November 2020.
How does this relate to our vision?
Our vision is embodied by Genesis 28:15; ‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.’
Our children know that they are loved and that St Mary’s is a stepping stone in life’s journey and we will support their learning, within and beyond the curriculum so that they can transform and grow and be ready for the next stage in their journey.
Developing children’s character through Commando Joe’s is one of the ways in which we can learn, transform and grow.
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