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Character Education

Character Education is the wider personal development of a child beyond the academic education they receive in school. It aims to instil in pupils a number of key characteristics and values such as resilience, honesty, motivation and humility, all of which will help them in their adult lives.

Education for character is already integral to the work we do. We balance academic education with the wider personal development of pupils. We know that these and other aspects of our work all contribute to forming well-educated and rounded young people ready to take their place in the world.

As part of our duty to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, we promote the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Character education contributes to our duty to promote SMSC.

We know that we have an important role in fostering good mental wellbeing among pupils so that they can fulfil their potential at school and are well prepared for adult life. With clear expectations on behaviour,  well-planned provision for character and personal development, we help promote good mental wellbeing. 

We have identified four important character traits we foster at St Vincent's. These, together with our mission and values help to shape our curriculum and ethos in school, ultimately impacting on the life chances of our children.  


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Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
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The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
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