The Pupil Charter and Cocurricular Expectations for Schools
Our character is developed by everything we do. The Pupil Charter and accompanying Co-curricular Expectations are an important element of the wider Character Curriculum in United Learning. The Pupil Charter sets out the co-curricular opportunities which play a significant role in developing character and that we believe all children should experience. These are opportunities where children can demonstrate and practice character traits in real-world situations.
How will completing the charter benefit you?
- Improve Academic Performance
Participating in activities you are passionate about can increase your brain function, and help you concentrate and manage your time better, all of which contribute to higher grades. High endurance sports, for example, will train you to focus and build stamina in the face of intense difficulty. This gives you an advantage when it comes to studying and taking exams.
When you succeed in the activities you love, your self-confidence will improve. Working hard and mastering new skills in a fun, relaxed – and sometimes competitive – setting allows you to be successful without the pressure of getting a good grade.
Without previous work experience, one of the only ways hiring managers can assess your ability and work ethic is through your extracurricular activities.
For example, if you were on a debating team, the manager would know that you work well with others, can argue a point professionally and have public speaking experience - all awesome skills to have in the workplace.
- Develop essential life skills
One of the greatest advantages extracurricular activities give you is “real world” skills.
These skills include (but are not limited to):
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Analytical thinking
- Public speaking
For more information, please click here or see page 17 in your character journal and click here to re-watch the voice over powerpoint.