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Developing Character

We believe that every pupils is unique and that schools are in a prime position to support their pupils personal development and develop character.

What is personal development?

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and helps a person engage in society, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations.            

What is ‘character’?

    • A person’s inner moral qualities or traits
    • Affects how people see themselves, other people and situations
    • Shapes behaviour, as well as response to others and situations
    • Assumes a degree of self-awareness
    • Often associated with integrity and trustworthiness
    • Debated and commented on by Aristotle, Benjamin Franklin and countless other philosophers, theorists, writers and politicians in every society across the world

 

What character traits are important to us?

There are hundreds of character traits that make a person unique. As a school community we have identified six character traits that are important to us and that we want to develop in our children in order to prepare them for adult life.

 

Motivation 

Why is motivation important?

Motivation is an important life skill. The reason it's important is because every person on this earth is unique and has a purpose. To steward your purpose well, you have to be motivated to work towards your goals which helps your dreams become a reality.

 

Integrity

Why is integrity important?

Integrity means following your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing in all the time, even if no one is watching you. Having integrity means you are true to yourself and would do nothing that demeans or dishonors you.

 

Respect

Why is respect important?

Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves. Being respected by important people in our lives growing up teaches us how to be respectful toward others. ... Respect in your relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and well-being.

 

Reflectivity

Why is reflectivity important?

Reflecting helps you to develop your skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as you have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what you do and why you do it and then deciding whether there is a better, or more efficient, way of doing it in the future.

 

Organisation

Why is organisation important?

The ultimate goal of education from nursery through high school is to prepare students for the real world. Reinforcing the importance of organisation helps students experience success throughout their lives. 

 

Resilience

Why is resilience important?

It's what enables children to emerge from challenging experiences with a positive sense of themselves and their futures. Children who develop resilience are better able to face disappointment, learn from failure, cope with loss, and adapt to change.