At Heathfield the character education is explored through various avenues such as assemblies, Rights Respecting Schools, Learning Challenge, Homework etc.
Pupils learn a range of characteristics such as honesty, self-control, fairness, resilience and respect - which contribute to good character.
We wish to teach pupils that we are working towards a society in which there is a common vision and sense of belonging by all communities; a society in which the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and valued; a society in which similar life opportunities are available to all; and a society in which strong and positive relationships exist and continue to be developed in the workplace, in schools and in the wider community.
At Heathfield, we believe that our pupils should be equipped to help people understand how things work and how to challenge and change them for the better.
We recognise that values have to be arrived at through mutual exploration and understanding and strive to embed this through our learning in school and in the wider community.
The curriculum at Heathfield School aims to:
- Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life and life in modern Britain.
- Migration and economic change alter the shape of our increasingly diverse local communities, it is more important than ever that our school plays a full part in promoting community cohesion.
- Secure a thriving, cohesive community, while recognising the vital part it has to play in building a cohesive society for the future.
- To show that through our ethos and curriculum we can promote a common sense of identity and support and celebrate diversity, showing pupils how different communities can be united by common experiences and values.
- To address issues of ‘how we live together’ and ‘dealing with difference’ however challenging they may seem.