Character Curriculum

Intellectual and Emotional Development

The aim of the character curriculum is to provide the girls with the tools they need to build up their intellectual and emotional character. We believe we fulfil the aims of the school very well but recognise that as educators we must constantly review our curriculum.  We are always looking at ways to improve the character of our education in a forever changing world.

Hanford School-Character Curriculum

Each term we aim to introduce a character attribute for the whole school for example

  • Independence
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Persistence
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence

Pastoral tutors work closely with their tutees to discuss and encourage the development of  specific, personal traits, while the staff find ways to explore and incorporate these themes/skills within their day to day teaching. Augmenting the academic curriculum in this way helps the girls to become effective learners and skilful thinkers for life.

The best way that we can encourage our girls to fulfil their potential and to lead happy, contented lives, is to ensure that we all develop a growth mindset.

Please click on the box to read a guide we have developed for parents, ‘The Character Curriculum – A Guide for Parents’