Project Description

Archbishop of York Youth Trust

Reflections on the Kitemark Experience

“We were delighted to receive the Charity of Character Kitemark from ACE, arguably the leading character education body in the UK. The Kitemark endorses the quality, credibility and impact of what we currently do, through the Young Leaders Award in primary and secondary schools, demonstrating our commitment to quality character education provision for schools. In summary, the Youth Trust looks forward to collaborating with ACE and other organisations in ensuring our children and young people receive top class character education and we were very impressed with their clear, rigorous and comprehensive process of accreditation”
Dr Nick J. Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Archbishop of York Youth Trust

Archbishop of York Youth Trust

Assessor Feedback

“Assessors were thoroughly impressed with how the Archbishop of York Youth Trust use their Young Leaders Award to develop character in children and young people. The programme is evidently helping develop a generation who can create positive change in society, through servant leadership. Servant leadership also defines the leadership culture within the charity where vision, mission and values are at the heart of everything they do. The organisation also takes a research-led approach to the design and delivery of its character education, ensuring its provision is robust and defined by integrity. There was no doubt that this is a Charity of Character.”