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Alderman Richard HallamPrimary School

Ingredients For Success

Ingredients For Success

At ARH, it is important that our children leave us as well-rounded individuals. As well as developing their academic skills, we want all children to develop their character to allow them to be the best version of themselves. At the heart of character education is creating a culture in and out of school where children are given every opportunity to rehearse and strengthen their sense of themselves.

During school time, the children are encouraged to use the ‘Ingredients For Success’ or ‘I.F.S.’ and they are given opportunities to reflect on which ones they are using, and recognise how to build and apply the I.F.S. in their work at school, home and life.

You will increasingly notice your child using these I.F.S. in their work, in communications from school and in other ways.  We hope that you will want to help them build these muscles at home as well, and we are here to help you do that. Each week we have a spotlight on one of the I.F.S. and two children from each class will receive a praise postcard if they have demonstrated this strength. 

In 2017, our school was a pilot for the 'Worth-it' resilience project and we are incredibly proud to have achieved the 'Routes to Resilience' accreditation for our commitment to developing our children's character in 2019.

 

If you would like to find out more about our Ingredients For Success, please speak to your child's class teacher. You may also wish to find out which character traits are your strengths and which you need to develop. There is an excellent survey at https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register which can help you to identify these. Why not take the survey with your child and work on your Ingredients For Success together?

 

We use our IFS in all lessons in many different ways. Have a look at some examples of our children using their IFS below:

Year 2 - Creativity

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