Project Description

Lord Wandsworth College

Reflections on the Kitemark Experience

“Cognitive ability is not the only thing that determines a child’s life chances. It is one’s character and application that can really shape one’s destiny. This is an empowering message for children and their families. Character is not inherent; it is born of positive experiences and it can be taught but it is not enough to have an assembly once a week in which pupils are encouraged to be nice to each other. Instead, LWC’s rewards and sanctions programme, the way we praise and encourage day to day, and the way we respond to poor behaviour or attitude are underpinned by our Character Education philosophy. We work hard to enable our pupils to know that their thoughts inform their actions, their actions their habits, their habits their character, and that their character will ultimately determine their fortune.”
Headteacher, Adam Williams

Lord Wandsworth College

Assessor Feedback

“Strong practice in character education was extensively demonstrated across the 4 themes that structure the Kitemark framework (Ethos, Curriculum, Staff & Leadership and the Wider School Community). Lord Wandsworth College’s strong focus on embedding virtues that fostered a culture of embracing diversity and inclusion was particularly impressive.”