Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, recently visited King’s Leadership Academy Warrington, a mainstream secondary free school, in order to gain a greater insight into how character education is delivered in practice at the school.
During his visit, MP Timpson got to take a tour of the 11-18 school and its facilities. He had the opportunity to listen in on a range of different lessons, meet the school’s cadet corps and watch a fencing class.
Opened in 2012, King’s Leadership Academy was established by a teacher group. It will cater to 840 students at full capacity.
The school’s curriculum is centred on three themes referred to as 'arcs'. These include an academic arc based on the Ebacc, a creative arc comprising creative and enrichment activities, and a leadership arc involving a professional, enterprise and service component. The school was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013.
Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, said: “I’m one of many people who has come to visit King’s Leadership Academy. The school has a strong reputation for putting character education at the heart of everything it does. It has shown there are no bounds to how creative you can be in putting the values and life skills children need to get on in adult life.”