“Character Education supports every pupil at Gloucester Academy to climb their own personal mountain to the very best universities and professions, and become well-rounded individuals. Every second of every day our pupils embody our core values; Ambition, Excellence and Pride whether in their weekly Character lessons, during enrichment activities, Elite Sport, during DofE and Ten Tors, at GA Prep or by making a positive impact in the wider community through volunteer work. At the core our belief is that our students will be exceptional and have the ambition, drive and opportunity to succeed in anything and everything they do.
Our school is based on the premise of ‘work hard, be kind’ and we are proud of the strides we see our pupils making each day as they earn Golden Tickets, Ready for Learning Signatures, Character Representative positions and work towards attaining Achievement Badges. We also ensure that character education is seen all around the Academy, including (but not limited to): displays, lessons, assemblies and our ethos. We strongly believe the role we have as staff members here at Gloucester Academy encourages positive feelings of self- worth and we play a significant part in ‘shaping’ our students’ future through developing their character. Through Character education we are increasing their chances of success in life.
The Quality Mark process has allowed us to not only reflect on improvements that we can make to further develop and enhance our programme but has also allowed us to stand back and see the successes, gains and measurable outcomes that a whole-school character focus has made on our pupils, staff and whole school community.”