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Hatton Baccalaureate (HBacc)

HATTON BACCALAUREATE- THE SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

At Sir Christopher Hatton we believe that having good character is essential in the pursuit of excellence. The Scholars Programme of the Hatton Baccalaureate (HBacc) has been designed to help you learn all about character and challenge and inspire you, through a multitude of exciting activities and opportunities, to develop your character education alongside your academic learning.

In year 7 you will learn about what character is, by exploring 15 core character skills that will help you flourish in society. In year 8 you will explore these character skills in action looking at noteworthy people and how their character impacted their achievements and legacy. In year 9 you will see how these 15 character skills are essential in the world of work.

Within your HBacc Scholars Programme Record of Achievement booklet, you will be able to record a wide variety of activities that count towards our five core values of: Excellence, Aspiration, Achievement, Inspiration and Community. Each core value is awarded at four different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, reflecting the effort level you have given.

You must get your activities signed by your form tutor to earn your HBacc Scholars badges which are awarded at our celebration assemblies throughout the year. These count towards your final grade which you will receive at the HBacc Graduation Ceremony at the end of the HBacc Scholars Programme.

 

WHAT IS CHARACTER AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

At Sir Christopher Hatton we believe that having good character is essential in the pursuit of excellence. The Scholars Programme of the Hatton Baccalaureate (HBacc) has been designed to help you learn all about character and challenge and inspire you, through a multitude of exciting activities and opportunities, to develop your character education alongside your academic learning.

In year 7 you will learn about what character is, by exploring 15 core character skills that will help you flourish in society. In year 8 you will explore these character skills in action looking at noteworthy people and how their character impacted their achievements and legacy. In year 9 you will see how these 15 character skills are essential in the world of work.

Within your HBacc Scholars Programme Record of Achievement booklet, you will be able to record a wide variety of activities that count towards our five core values of: Excellence, Aspiration, Achievement, Inspiration and Community. Each core value is awarded at four different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, reflecting the effort level you have given.

You must get your activities signed by your form tutor to earn your HBacc Scholars badges which are awarded at our celebration assemblies throughout the year. These count towards your final grade which you will receive at the HBacc Graduation Ceremony at the end of the HBacc Scholars Programme.

 

THE HATTON VALUES

THE CHARACTER SKILLS

Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Self-Regulation-the controlling of a process by yourself without the help of others.

Determination-the quality that you show when you have decided to do something and you will not let anything stop you.

Open-mindedness-willing to listen to and consider other people's ideas and suggestions.

Courage-the quality shown by someone who decides to do something difficult or dangerous, even though they may be afraid.

Curiosity-an eager desire to know something.

Creativity-the ability to exceed traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations.

Commitment-is a strong belief in an idea or system.

Verbal Confidence- the ability to speak directly, confidently and clearly in front of others.

Responsibility-you feel that you ought to do it because it is morally right to do it.

Team Work-the ability a group of people have to work well together.

Social Intelligence-the ability to form rewarding relationships with other people•Empathy-is the ability to share another person's feelings and emotions as if they were your own.

Leadership- motivate a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

Citizenship-is the fact of belonging to a community because you live in it, and the duties and responsibilities that this brings.

 

EXCELLENCE, ASPIRATION, ACHIEVEMENT, INSPIRATION, COMMUNITY

Please click here to access the Scholarship Programme Activity Booklet containing all the information relating to our awards and how to achieve them:

Excellence
Aspiration
Achievement
Inspiration
Community