Personal Character Qualities

At Parkfield we believe it's incredibly important to develop a child as a whole - personally and academically - so that they become lifelong learners and are ready for their next stage of education. Our approach to support each child's personal development is to focus on a particular skill each half term across the school.  Although these skills are continually developed, the overview below indicates when we focus on a particular skill during the year.

Whole School Focus





Listener and  Communicator

Responsible and Honest

The characteristics are also promoted across school: in assemblies, by pupil 'spotters' in each class looking to praise children showing a particular characteristic and rewarded with the regular awarding of House Dojos as part of our behaviour system. 

Parkfield Character Award

Two pupils are awarded the Parkfield Character award each half-term for demonstrating the characteristic being focused upon. These are chosen from the selection of children nominated by all the staff.

The award is in memory of ex-Parkfielder Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington who was tragically killed in January 2017. When he was a pupil at Parkfield, Scott was as a great 'Character' that was full of life! 

Parkfield Character Celebrations

We like to celebrate our pupil's achievements when they demonstrate a Parkfield Character outside of school.