Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the “world’s greatest living explorer”, our unique character education curriculum is designed to ensure Heathfield values are promoted and developed so that every child reaches their full potential 

Each lesson is structured to give pupils the character tools and values they need to be successful in life such as resilience, determination, empathy, and courage. The Commando Joe sessions use Heathfield Values to underpin each mission. 


All children in Reception, KS1, and KS2 undertake one mission every fortnight using our COJO box which is filled with everything that is needed to complete each individual mission. Alongside the class teacher and Mr. Hussain, pupils are given the opportunity to complete practical and mental tasks based on a problem that they are required to overcome.


 The wider effects of the programme are to have:-

  • an impact on overall learning, engagement, attitudes and achievement in class.
  • an improvement in behaviour management, growth mindset, and self-confidence.
  • a practical application of learning helping develop curriculum learning, leading to improved engagement, attendance and attainment


Each class has a 45-minute session, fortnightly.

If you would like to know more about Commando Joes' please use the link provided below.

Commando Joe Website