Trust schools gain recognition for Character Education

Two Trust schools have been recognised as providing well-rounded personal development programmes for their young people.

Colonel Frank Seely Academy and Tupton Hall School have each been awarded by national accrediting bodies.

Colonel Frank Seely Academy is one of only 65 schools in the country to have been awarded the Association of Character Education kitemark. 

The prestigious award schools recognises schools' work in developing the whole student. It follows a rigorous application process and assessment day involving students from all year groups, teachers, governors, and senior leaders.

Headteacher Jon Gale said: "We are delighted to have been awarded the kitemark. It recognises the work undertaken by CFS to develop students’ personal growth and character education."

"The assessors were especially impressed, not only by the way character education is woven into the fabric of our academy through values, behaviour, and attitudes of students, but also by the commitment to character education throughout the whole academy."

Tupton Hall School has achieved the Bronze Standard for the Building Effective Relationships Together (BERT) Award

The achievement represents the high standard of delivery of relationships and sexual education at the school, celebrated by a bronze badge and a framed certificate.

Derbyshire County Council's Education Improvement Service, which assesses local schools against the BERT framework, noted that Tupton Hall School had "[sic] worked super hard this year to continuously develop Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) provision in the school, through consultation and CPD, and it has come on leaps and bounds."

"This has included effective pupil participation, which has impacted on the confidence of the young people involved. The RSE information for parents on your website is also a strength of your approach, which I signpost other schools to."

"RSE is such a high profile area of learning that links with many school improvement priorities and is essential to support young people’s safety and well-being."

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