After an intensive schedule of work, Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds has passed the assessment to be awarded the quality kitemark for school of character by the Association of Character Education and can now officially use the Character Education ‘kitemark’.
Principal Justine Barlow said: ‘This is a particular accolade because developing “good character” in every member of staff and young person through them displaying acts of “good character” based upon the virtues, is integral to everything we do at Notre Dame!’
Responding to this affirmation of the quality education at our Sixth Form College, Director of Education Kieron Flood offered congratulations from the whole Vicariate Team – and Episcopal Vicar for Education Fr Paul Grogan said:
‘It makes me understand how integral character formation and evangelisation are to each other. A student at Notre Dame might not have any particular beliefs at this stage of their personal development but they will remember that you sought to help them grow interiorly and at some time in their life they are bound to ask, “Why did they consider me so important that they sought to help me in this way?” We can leave the rest to the Holy Spirit!’