As part of our Life Skills and Wellbeing Curriculum, we use COJO to enhance the offer. Children undertake missions, usually weekly or fortnightly across each half term. The focus of the missions is to develop the Character curriculum.
The COJO Character Curriculum is based upon the following 4 principles -
1. Character development is a right for every child
2. Character education will empower young people
3. Character will inform the ethos, direction of learning and culture of the school
4. Character should be developed in partnership with staff, pupils and parents
The ultimate aim of character learning is the development of good sense and capacity to ‘think and choose intelligently’ between alternatives and it is with this aim in mind that the COJO Character Curriculum is based. Encouraging children to think differently and more deeply about their actions will be a significant element of the programme.