Character Education at Camborne Science and International Academy is about who we are and what we do.  It is our firm belief that this set of character values form the core of being someone who is a success in all areas of their life and brings positivity to the lives of others.  We use these character values as part of our daily language and behaviour.  Our praise point system encourages their use throughout the school community.  Students are actively encouraged through the Extraordinary Me programme to build their character through a variety of experiences; skills and qualities; and in their study towards their qualifications.

Our values underpin our approach to an excellent educational experience for our students.  Every decision we take, from appointing staff, to creating policies and supporting student pathways, is made using these values.  The experiences that students have on their Learning Journeys are centred around building character.  We encourage all of our students, and their families, to work within these values.

Our character values

I am determined to succeed and be the best that I can be

I am polite, thankful and kind to others.  I listen to and encourage other’s opinions.  I have empathy for every person’s life situation

I am positive, optimistic and never give up

I am kind to others and kind to myself

I am honest and will do the right thing, even when no one is looking

How is Character education ‘experienced’ at Camborne Science and International Academy?

It is in what we do, who we are and who we would like to be.  There is no set structure to Character Education as it permeates the ethos of the school.  It is supported by the following areas:

  • Learning Journey
  • Learning to be Extraordinary
  • Extraordinary Me
  • Student Leadership opportunities
  • In every lesson
  • In our communal spaces
  • Co-curricular programme
  • Tutorials and assemblies
  • Preparation for Life
  • Kindness projects
  • Tutor reading programme
  • International programme
  • And much, much more…

Association for Character Education
We are proud to be members of the Association for Character Education.  It is our aim to achieve the ACE Kitemark for Character Education by July 2021.  This will be a recognition of what our students and staff do in their day to day conduct within our school community.

What is the Association for Character Education?
“ACE is a not for profit membership organisation.  It is a community for schools, organisations and individuals interested in character education to share expertise and practice.  The organisation supports schools, teachers and other educationalists to develop and promote character education responses that enable young people and societies to flourish.”

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