Our Gosforth Charter outlines what we believe are some of the key virtues students need to help them in their development. Our aim is that students will leave Gosforth as resilient and thoughtful individuals who will have the confidence and self-belief to be a success in their chosen field beyond school.
Our Gosforth Charter is made up of six virtues which underpin the personal and academic achievements of the students at our school.
Courage – overcoming a fear to what you think is right
Creativity – thinking about a situation, task or idea in a new way
Integrity – being strong enough to do what you think is right, even when it is difficult
Persistence – to keep going and never give up, even in tough situations
Service – giving up your own time to help others in need
Teamwork & Empathy – listening to others’ ideas and working to produce the best outcomes
We prioritise the welfare of our students and Character Education is just a small part of the school life which supports our students’ well-being. By giving students the safe space to reflect on situations both academically and socially without any interference, it is hoped students gain more self-confidence to take the ownership of their decisions and give them strategies to reflect.
The following Gosforth Academy Character Education Model highlights the key areas in which staff and students believe are the necessary steps in their moral and social development: