Project Description

Steyning Grammar School

Reflections on the Kitemark Experience

Steyning Grammar School, being Awarded the Kitemark Plus Award marks an immensely proud moment on the eight year journey the school has taken to ensure that character education is central to all we do. Following years of research, trial and the implementation we feel this award accurately reflects that we use all levels of leadership, curriculum and teaching and learning to actively develop our students’ character. We feel our character provision allows our students to enjoy their learning, respect each other and achieve to their highest ability both in and outside of the classroom, in line with our academy trust’s (BET) guiding principles.  The Kitemark plus assessment process highlighted our TAACA (Teacher Assessed Achievement Characteristic Averages) use to assess students as a unique and thorough way of focusing on and developing students character strengths. We look forward to working with the Association of Character Education to further develop our character provision and to help and support other schools.”

Steyning Grammar School

Assessor Feedback

“Steyning Grammar School has demonstrated an utter commitment to putting character at the heart of the school. The school has taken a bold and courageous approach to assessing the extent to which pupils display the school’s learning character virtues. It has an impressive short, medium and long term vision for its character programme, which is grounded in character-based theory and pedagogy.”

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