Character Development

Commando Joe’s

At Mercenfeld, we believe character development should be a huge part of the curriculum. We are proud to have introduced the Commando Joe’s character scheme to enable this as well as putting our own spin on it to personalise it to our children.

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

We aim to provide a character learning journey that can be personalised to the needs of children, whatever their background or circumstance – encouraging our children to think critically and develop a mind-set that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives. The programme will contribute to cultural, physical, spiritual, moral and social wellbeing and play a part in extending each child’s understanding of British values.

Children at Mercenfeld are given the opportunity to improve certain characters when taking part in missions based on influential figures. We have also developed a Commando Joe’s Pupil Passport giving the children the opportunity to develop character at different times