Q3 ACADEMY LANGLEY is among one of the first in the country to be awarded the ‘School of Character Kitemark’ in recognition of best practice in developing good character in young people. The award, which considers the culture, ethos and practical examples of character development across the school, has been developed in response to growing recognition of the role of character education in successful schools.
In receiving recognition, Mr Lee, Headteacher at the school explained;
“The receipt of this award is something that we hold in extremely high regard at Q3 Academy Langley, as it reflects the incredible dedication of our entire staff team, and the fantastic young people that we work with on a daily basis. The award shows that at Q3 Academy Langley, we truly embody our ethos – to seek for that which is good, right and true.”
Gary Lewis, founding member and chair of the Association, thanked the school and its staff for their commitment to Character Education by explaining that;
“The Schools of Character Kitemark is awarded to schools that can demonstrate that they take an explicit, planned and reflective approach to the cultivation of positive character qualities in their pupils in the interests of human flourishing. Q3 ACADEMY LANGLEY is a terrific example and it is with great pleasure that we welcome the School with a proven strength at developing the character of their young people.”
The process of being awarded the Kitemarks is designed to help schools to develop and enhance their character education provision. The award is not just the recognition of good practice, but also supports schools to develop desirable character qualities that contribute to individual as well as broader societal flourishing.
Dr Tom Harrison was one of those involved in reviewing the schools progress towards its status as a School of Character and commented that;
“Although only opened in September 2016, the Academy has made considerable and sustained progress over the past 2 years. Leaders at all levels have invested considerable effort, research and careful thought in developing a set of inspiring and easily understood values which underpin all aspects of the school’s work and activity.”