Character Education

‘Building good character in Children is often overlook in education, but is an important part of PSHE. This development within Children can help with all aspects of life and education.’


DfE Strategy 2015 – 2020, DfE, 2016

In-line with the PSHE curriculum, our 5-week character education programme facilitates learning at all age and ability levels. Children have the opportunity to progress through a programme of study that focusses on health and wellbeing, and relationships, to build character through value based learning.

Key Stage 1

The KS1 (yr1/2) programme is based around the teaching of 5 key values and includes a storytelling aspect within the classroom. The 5 key values are:

Within the physical activity elements, children will continue the story-based theme by completing multi-skill games to not only reinforce the PSHE messages in a practical setting, but to also work their agility, balance and coordination in-line with the Key Stge 1 P.E curriculum.

Key Stage 2

Character Education in KS2 comprises of a lower KS2 andUpper KS2 programme. Teachers have the opportunity to choose 5 bespoke values from a number of different options to tailor learning directly towards class needs, school values or areas of the PSHE curriculum that hasn’t been covered in class. The list of values that teachers can choose are:

Lower KS2

Upper KS2

Within the physical activity elements children will continue learning the PSHE message whilst completing multi-skill activities and team invasion games in-line with the Key Stage 2 P.E. curriculum.