Character Education Website information

Intent

People who are conscientious, displaying traits like self-discipline, efficiency and organisation, are 20% more likely to secure a top paying job. Sutton Trust, 2016

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of a true education. The complete education gives one not only the power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. Martin Luther King Jr, ‘The Purpose of Education’.

Education in good character at AGFS has three functions:

To provide students with the training and exposure to the personal dispositions (underpinned by the school’s values) required to become successful and fully involved citizens.

To expose students to important contributions in the development of Western liberal discourse so that they are on the same intellectual plane as those in private or selective education.

To provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their own character and to consider how their outlook is developing as they mature.

Enrichment and Drop Down Days

Throughout the year students will experience a range of DDDs under PSHE to allow them to further their understanding in that area and deepen their knowledge in a setting outside of the classroom.

DDD Year Group DDD  focus
1 7 Teambuilding: developing fellowship with a range of other students in a range of settings
1 10 SRE: students developed their understanding of consent, healthy relationship, contraception, puberty and periods
2 7 Teambuilding: developing fellowship  and critical thinking through a range of different puzzles
2 8 SRE: students develop their understanding of puberty and the changes the body goes through, of healthy relationships, puberty and periods.
3 9 Identity: Who am I. Working as a year group to develop a greater understanding of personal and collective identity and positive interactions
4 7 SRE:  Puberty and the changes that the body goes through, periods, healthy relationships and consent.
5 9 SRE: students develop their understanding of puberty and the changes the body goes through, of healthy relationships, puberty and periods.
6 9 Community religious day: understanding the local community and the role of different religions within it. Through local places of worship and religious artefacts.
7 10 Community religious day: understanding the local community and the role of different religions within it. Through local places of worship and religious artefacts.

 

Character Education 2019-2020

               

wk

w/c

AGFS Value

Disposition

This means I…

Assembly theme

HoY Assembly Theme

Tutor time + family lunch discussion

1 & 2

9 Sep 2019

Ambition

Tenacity

am determined, single-minded, tireless and uncompromising in achieving my goals.

Raising the bar

International Literacy day (8th Sept)

What do I hope to achieve this year? How will I meet these goals? What barriers will I face? How will I overcome these?

3

16 Sep 2019

Fellowship

Society

am understanding, friendly to others, hospitable and welcoming.

Healthy relationships

Rosh Hashanah (10th)

What kind of friend are you? What is your role within your friendship groups? How healthy are the relationships you have? What can you do to improve them?

4

23 Sep 2019

Ambition

Competition

work with my team mates, deploy effort strategically and play to win.

Becoming the best school in London (+House System)

Sexual health week

Who are you in competition with? What are you competing for? How high are the stakes? What will happen if you lose?

5

30 Sep 2019

Fellowship

Openness

am accepting of others, embrace diversity, celebrate difference.

Half term in review:
European day of languages/Diversity

World's Largest Lesson - unicef

How open to diversity are you? How do you respond to people who are different to you? How does language affect the way you see the world?

6

7 Oct 2019

Growth

Reflection

acknowledge the past, consider the present and wonder about the future.

Black history month

World Space Week

How are we affected by the past? Should we celebrate it or be ashamed of it? How can we use the past to change the future? What is your role in the future?

7

14 Oct 2019

Scholarship

Inquisitiveness

ask challenging questions, don't accept easy answers, investigate for myself.

Careers

Online Safety - Social media limit

Do you every wonder about why things are so? How motivated are you to find answers for yourself? What are the benefits of asking questions?

October half term

8

28 Oct 2019

Scholarship

Rigour

am diligent, meticulous and pay attention to detail.

Setting expectations - SCHOLAR

World Science Day

- What do your exercise books say about you? Do they reflect rigour?
- How attentive are you to small details in your work? What does this suggest about your character?
- Are you happy with your first attempt at something? Do you redraft and review your work?

9

4 Nov 2019

Fellowship

Empathy

understand and share the feelings of others and can appreciate how others may be experiencing the world

Remembrance

Woolwich Poly
Woolwich Poly to talk to our Y11 Students regarding their Post 16 Provision

 

10

11 Nov 2019

Fellowship

Tolerance

am open minded, unprejudiced and charitable

British Values

US elections (democracy)

- What does it mean to be British?
- How open minded are you?
- How do you show that you support British values in your own life?

11

18 Nov 2019

Growth

Caution

can identify risks, take sensible precautions and make safe choices

Road Safety Week

Bexley Grammar
Bexley Grammar to talk to our Y11 students regarding their Post 16 Provision

 

12

25 Nov 2019

Scholarship

Reason

think before I speak, understand both sides of the argument and make careful judgments

AGFS/ARK Values

Drugs

 

13

12 Feb 2019

Fellowship

Openness

can share my feelings, talk about my worries and act on feedback

Mental health awareness - Time to talk day

World Aids Day

 

14

12 Sep 2019

Growth

Responsibility

know what is expected of me, accept when I have done wrong and commit to improving

Human Rights Day

Human rights day

 

15

16 Dec 2016

Ambition

Resilience

am mentally tough, recover quickly from setbacks and carry on despite it being difficult.

Celebration

Advent and Christmas