Character Development

Character development is an important area of the curriculum that helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and
communities. Through our character development programme children will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead positive
Muslim lives confident, healthy, independent and to become informed, active and responsible Muslim citizens.

m-pics3Character Development running through the Saturday School:

  • covering a character trait each week
  • how it manifests in the home, school, friends
  • giving examples from seerah and real life

Children will encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the Rawha Academy Saturday School and communities. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

The character development of children is a central aim of our curriculum. Through a carefully planned programme, supported by all who work in or with the Rawha Academy Saturday School, we want children to leave the Academy able to:

• Think critically • Express opinions confidently • Be self-reliant • Be self-motivated • Be self-disciplined

• Take responsibility • Make choices within a moral context • Have clear values and attitudes • Be able to co-operate with others • Make and sustain good relationships • Have a healthy lifestyle • Be safe

On the whole the Rawha Academy’s systems emphasise praise, recognition and reward to promote and celebrate positive behaviour and sustained effort and hard

Perhaps, most importantly, we want children to leave our Academy with feelings of self-confidence, self-worth and high self-esteem as Muslim’s.



Emulating Prophetic Behaviour

At the Rawha Academy Saturday School we believe that children learn best in a well-organised, calm and secure environment where purposeful and self-disciplined behaviour is expected. We want every child in the Rawha Academy Saturday School to feel confident, happy and safe. As a caring and nurturing school, at the Rawha Academy we have the highest of expectations in terms of learning, behaviour and attitudes, and encourage our children to develop Islamic beliefs and their own potential, together with pride in their faith and achievement.

The aims of the Rawha Academy Saturday School, and the rules of behaviour consistently promoted in each classroom, are ones that emphasise positive
behaviour and collaboration in striving for moral excellence. These are embodied in the principles of our Code of Behaviour:

  • Every child has an entitlement to learning without being distracted by the negative behaviour of others.
  • Every child in our Saturday School is valued.
  • Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • We strive to develop the full potential of every individual in our Saturday School, therefore, we do not accept discrimination in any form.
  • Everyone in our Saturday School community should be happy.
  • Bullying is completely against our ethos and will be dealt with firmly and fairly if it ever occurs.
  • All children should respect the Rawha Academy Saturday School property and the property of the school and of others.

On the whole the Rawha Academy systems emphasising praise, recognition and reward exist to promote and celebrate sustained effort and hard work, and
contributions towards the Rawha Academy community.

All forms of bullying and harassment are considered to be unacceptable and are not tolerated within the Rawha Academy Saturday School environment. All
incidents will be taken very seriously and followed up accordingly.