Inspiring Changemakers’ is a layered Character approach, at the heart  of the whole curriculum, designed to intentionally and explicitly teach children the knowledge and skills that will shape and build a range of character strengths. At Alumnis we are committed to encouraging character growth in our staff and children, continually seeking to raise and influence a new generation of inspiring changemakers.

Our characterful culture provides schools with an opportunity to catch, teach and seek positive character strengths enabling all pupils to flourish as individuals. Developing Character is ultimately the foundation to all success.

Character Development at Alumnis

Character is a set of personal traits that produce specific moral emotions, inform motivation and guide conduct. Character education includes all explicit and implicit educational activities that help students to develop positive personal strengths called virtues. Character development is about helping students grasp what is ethically important in situations and how to act for the right reasons. Students need to decide wisely the kind of person they wish to become and to learn to choose between already existing alternatives or to find new ones. In this process, the ultimate aim of character education is the development of good sense, or practical wisdom; the capacity to choose intelligently between alternatives. This capacity involves knowing how to choose the right course of action in difficult situations and it arises gradually out of the experience of making choices and the growth of ethical insight (Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues 2017)

Alumnis Trust are recognised as having Schools of Character. We are nationally recognised by ACE achieving Quality Mark Plus in January 2023. We are also a regional hub for Character Education and passionate about networking and sharing practice with others.

If you would like to find out more please email our Trust Character Lead

Character Caught

Character caught: Character is embedded throughout daily life in each trust school.

It can be seen in the way children, staff and parents engage with each other; the language used, pupil books, displays around the school, it is the very fabric of each school – felt as you walk through the front doors.

Character Taught

In order to develop good character, virtues need to be explicitly taught as well as caught.

Each term key virtues are taught through specific lessons in worships or assemblies and throughout the curriculum. Children are given opportunities to reflect on their own virtues through their own personal profiles.