“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”W.B Yeats.
King Henry School values the development of character within its student body. At King Henry School we encourage all students to “Be the change they want to see in the world.” The three key values that form the basis of character at King Henry are:
Character Education can play a very significant role in helping students gain the confidence and those skills to ensure that they can enact positive change in their local and global communities. Parents are very keen for their children to gain a rounded, holistic education: “91% of UK adults said that it is important for schools to help children develop good character.” (Jubilee Centre, Birmingham University 2016.)
Character Education provides students with the confidence, resilience and ability to make sound decisions that will empower them to be active and positive change agents in the(ir) world. Character education is not an abstract idea; it is a theoretically proven strategy that empowers students to aspire towards a greater purpose in their own lives. King Henry students and staff will benefit from bespoke Character Education training opportunities and programmes from highly commended trainers by the DfE, renowned schools and international leaders in Character Education through the Odyssey Trust for Education.
FOCUSES ON THE PROCESS NOT SIMPLY THE OUTCOME
VIEWS STUDENTS AS PEOPLE, NOT JUST PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
BUILDS EMPOWERMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO LEARN FROM FAILURES AS WELL AS SUCCESSES
ENABLES STUDENTS TO MAKE ETHICAL CHOICES
Mr Fabian de Fabiani
Director of Character Education and Wellbeing,
Odyssey Trust for Education