Character Curriculum

Character Education Curriculum

All pupils follow the character development programme which focuses on the development of 9 character traits. These character traits were selected based on the extensive research carried out by the Centre for Character and SMSC at Birmingham University. Their studies consider the additional information and skills young people need in order to be successful, empowered citizens. The programme is also based on research from the successful Harlem Children’s Zone and the London Challenge programmes. These programmes successfully develop pupil’s SMSC, whilst also raising attainment, progress and outcomes.

  • Curiosity
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Courage
  • Gratitude
  • Self-belief
  • Enthusiasm
  • Integrity
  • Self-control

Across the various Academy Year teams, individual events also take place in order to develop character further within the Academy including;

  • First Give
  • Archbishop Award
  • DofE
  • Hartgablea ambassador
  • Fearless Futures
  • Youth Minds
  • Headstarter

Student Council / Peer Mentor Programme

The Student Council develops students that are positive role models within the academy by improving confidence, professionalism and leadership competencies. This also gives our students the opportunity to meet with school leaders and express their opinion and offer thoughts on how to improve their experiences within the Academy.

  • Students are trained to be positive and professional role models in the Academy.
  • Students are trained to mentor their peers, which develops excellent communication and empathy.
  • Students represent the academy and are provided with regular opportunities to engage a wide range of external stakeholders including: leaders from other educational establishments, governors, parents, Ofsted, interviewees and local dignitaries.