We are excited to announce the launch of ACE – our specialist Award For Character Education programme for students across Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 3. This programme will support each student to explore and express their character while building the important qualities, skills, and traits that will help them succeed in life. These include resilience, empathy, self-belief, motivation, persistence, self-control, and coping skills, as well as virtues like compassion, curiosity, civility, and determination.
Our students were very excited to each receive their ACE programme folder which contains 50 tasks to complete, or pick and choose from, over the course of two years. The tasks are age appropriate for students in Years 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7: many can be completed independently and some will require the assistance of a trusted adult. Children in Year 3 and Year 5 will have the remainder of this year to complete their tasks before they move up to the next programme level. This term and next will provide the girls in these year groups a great opportunity to ‘dip their toes’ into the programme, preparing them for their next age-range.
Throughout the year, there will be “checkpoints” where students can provide evidence of their completed tasks. This evidence can take the form of photographs, practical demonstrations, presentations, or written examples. By completing 40 out of the 50 tasks, students will receive a certificate and a beautiful badge to be proudly worn on their blazer!
We believe that this programme will not only help our students develop important life skills but also encourage them to step out of their comfort zones and persevere when faced with challenges. I am excited to see the experiences, achievements, and adventures that our students will undertake as part of this programme.
Miss H Coe
Year 6 Teacher and Art and Creative Curriculum Lead