Project Description

The Adeyfield Academy

Reflections on the Kitemark Experience

“The Adeyfield Academy’s ethos ‘Learning Without Limits’ is the belief that all children deserve the best life chances. Our ethos is to support students to be a ‘5 star student’, the very best version of themselves adhering to be ambitious, respectful, courageous, dignified and compassionate. A ‘5 star student’ shapes our student’s characters and is embedded in all aspects of academy life from their behaviour and attitudes, their learning and also their own personal development. As a result, academy life extends beyond the academic, vocational or technical and ensures student’s broader development.

The Character Kitemark award enabled us to externally verify the quality of our current provision and determine our aspirations for future development in this area. It provided us with an opportunity to reflect on our current practice and celebrate the work we have done so far around character. The process was extremely useful and provided us with lots of ideas to continue to improve and develop our provision.”.

Assessor Feedback

“The attention to detail regarding all aspects of provision and the consistent, rigorous quality assurance is carefully balanced with a specific focus on staff support, training and personal well-being. As a consequence, relationships within the school are thriving and it is clear from the copious feedback available from both staff and students that the school’s established and widely understood values are providing a solid platform for building future success and sustaining an authentic, impactful commitment to character education.”.

Best Practice Kitemark Resources