At Delves Junior School, we use Commando Joe's as a basis for teaching character education. Commando Joe's provides a character learning journey that can be personalised to the needs of our children, whatever their background or circumstance - encouraging our children to think critically and develop a mindset that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives.
Commando Joe's contributes to cultural, physical, spiritual, moral and social wellbeing and plays a part in extending each child’s understanding of British values.
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. Encouraging children to think differently and more deeply about their actions is a significant element of the programme.