Launch of Character Education Programme
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Character Education Programme this term to students in Year 7 and 8. Some of you may be wondering what Character Education is and how it is going to support, benefit and challenge our students at Chiswick School.
Throughout history, character education has been the shared responsibility of parents, teachers and members of the community, who come together to support positive character development.
"Nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue." — Benjamin Franklin
Character education teaches the habits of thought and deeds that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbours, communities and nations.
Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society.
We have worked with a number of parties, including the Student Leadership Team, our PTA, SLT, external consultants to ensure we have carefully selected four Character Virtues which tie in with our school vision and ethos.
Our School Virtues: (KS3 and KS4)
Students are now really starting to get into the swing of character education and students in year 7 and 8 have started receiving their character badges. Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical virtues such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others.