Our focus at Brannel School is on developing in our students a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct, so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others.

Our intent is to ensure that British values ‘flow through’ the school. The five British Values are: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We take a holistic approach to developing a strong school ethos which promotes these values e.g. initiatives such as the Eco Schools programme to raise awareness and support for global issues.

We are investing in character education using a whole-school approach, modelling desired behaviours at both school and teacher level and integrating character development with a strong curriculum rather than doing this as a standalone separate activity.

Character education builds learning communities that are places where teachers and students feel safe to take on intellectual challenges, are motivated to do their best, and are responsible to those around them.