The overall approach to Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) is encapsulated in the framework shown below. The 5 domains in which the pupils in Seng Kang Primary school are developed and thus show competence in is reflected in the framework. All pupils will be given enough opportunities to develop experience and reflect on what has been taught.
The domains are supported by the ‘2 CARE’ Framework. The school ensures that each pillar is supported by the aspects of how the Culture it wants to set in place and how that is determined, the Curriculum that drives the programmes, the Assessment that is used to determine if the learning has taken place, the Relationship (partnerships) that are established in the process and finally if Enterprise (Innovation) is applied when structuring the approach. These determining factors are suggested by Thomas Lickona on his views onn what a good school should do to accomplish a well-rounded Character Programme.
Discipline – A Whole School Approach
The approach school has created acclimate of care and concern. Pupils feel that the school has provided it with opportunities to have excellent relationships with their peers and teachers. They feel that they a helping hand is always extended to all. This is due to the fact the all-rounded approach is taken when dealing with pupils. The presenting problems by pupils are taken in consideration by a team of specialist before any intervention is meted out. The team consists of teachers trained in special needs (learning needs), school counsellors (emotional needs) and discipline teachers (behavioural needs). The framework below shows how the Referral System works in the school.