Character Scotland

Curriculum fo Excellence requires that Scottish schools develop four main capacities in our young people. As well as successful learners, young people should also emerge from school as confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Charleston Academy is a Values based school. We don’t have a set of aims, but rather three Core Values that we hope permeate all that we do. In promoting such a values based system we work with Character Scotland.

Character Scotland is a charitable membership scheme which aims to develop within people an increased understanding of themselves and respect for other people – their understanding of life and their own position within it. Character Scotland wants to:

  • ensure every young person flourishes as part of an inclusive, just, compassionate and sustainable society.
  • empower young people to be their best and contribute to a better world.

Rector Chris O’Neill is a member of Character Scotland. The charity works with schools and other Scottish organisations, including the Scottish Government, the Scout Association, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, to promote strength of character, values and emotional intelligence in young people.