Education with character at Northampton Academy, a mixed secondary school.

Character at Northampton Academy

Our three core values are:

Showing consideration for the views, opinions and beliefs of others

Never giving up

Aiming high; not just for what you want to be, but also for who you wish to be

Our extra character values are:

Celebrating difference and diversity

Doing the right thing, when no one is watching

We use these terms as part of our daily language and encourage their use in classrooms by using the praise points system. We also focus on two other values of Tolerance and Integrity. These Character values underpin everything we do at the school and are seen across all areas of the Academy.

Character Values

Civic Values

  • Service
  • Neighbourliness
  • Citizenship
  • Community awareness
  • Volunteering
  • Social justice

Intellectual Values

  • Reflection
  • Focus
  • Critical thinking
  • Reason and judgement
  • Curiosity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Open-mindedness
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity

Moral Values

  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Gratitude
  • Justice
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Modesty
  • Self-discipline
  • Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Friendliness
  • Respect
  • Trust

Performance Values

  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Determination
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Ambition
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication

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