"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking." - J.C. Watts
We firmly believe that we have a duty to ensure that our students are able to fulfil their academic and personal potential. Central to achieving both of these is ‘character education’. As we enable students to develop their personal qualities, they will become better learners and have the ability to make a positive contribution to society.
“Character education includes all explicit and implicit educational activities that help young people develop positive personal strengths called virtues.” - A Framework for Character Education in Schools
Each child has a right to character education. Good character is the foundation for improved attainment, better behaviour and increased employability, but most importantly, flourishing societies.
The Windsor Academy Trust approach to character education is based on the extensive research and projects carried out by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. The work undertaken by the Jubilee Centre has identified a range of virtues that are indicative of good character. At Cheslyn Hay Academy there are six ASPIRE character virtues:
To ensure that our students are constantly exposed to positive character virtues, we employ a taught, sought, caught approach to character development: