Our Character Traits
At King’s character development is both taught and caught through lessons and the constant modelling of our ‘Seven Pillars of Character’. These pillars are bound together through the constant use of our acronym ASPIRE.
Aspiration & Achievement
Each new school year starts with two days of re-orientation as the seven pillars are revisited through character education programmes specifically written for each of the year groups and based on the work of Stephen Covey’s ‘seven habits of successful people’ and Carol Dweck’s concept of the ‘growth mind-set’. Each of the programmes encourages students to think critically about the academy’s pillars; reflect on how they may have changed as a person over the last twelve months and set themselves personal targets for their ‘aspirational flight path’ over the next twelve months.