Character 2022-03-24T15:41:58+00:00


The Haggerston Way

Our Character key value statement is:

We are articulate, confident and determined individuals. We work to build the qualities of Resilience, Ambition, Curiosity and Community Spirit.

The Development Of Character

The Department for Education recognises that there are character traits, attributes and behaviours that underpin success in school and work, and it wishes for schools to promote and encourage these specifically.

The government also recognises that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour in very diverse ways in different schools, and it does not prescribe how schools should work to develop character.

Character education can be found within a school’s ethos, in the classroom and on the playground, as much as it can be found on the sports field and outside school in the local community.

The DfE has identified the following as the traits, attitudes and behaviours for schools to focus on:

  • perseverance, resilience and grit
  • confidence and optimism
  • motivation, drive and ambition
  • neighbourliness and community spirit
  • tolerance and respect
  • honesty, integrity and dignity

Student Leadership

At Haggerston School we have a range of student leadership opportunities, from our Buddy Scheme to Sixth Form Future Leaders. More information can be found here.