Aston Hall Pledges

At Aston Hall, we believe that we should send our students out into the world able and qualified and with basic life skills that will last a lifetime. The Aston Hall Pledge encourages students to engage and take part in experiences which will help them to understand the world around them and be able to play a positive role in their community and beyond.

The Aston Hall Pledge is designed to make students more resilient, independent, confident and determined.

It is divided into the following three categories, with examples of some of the tasks you may carry out.

pledge categories

Active Citizenship

  • Help out at a school event
  • Fundraise in school
  • Learn a greeting in 5 different languages

Life Skills

  • Work as part of a team or group
  • Create a revision resource
  • Show independence at home

Cultural Experiences

  • Participate in an extra-curricular club
  • Go on a school trip
  • Understand local geography

about the pledges

The Aston Hall pledge has a Bronze Silver and Gold award and these are presented throughout the year at awards ceremonies.

  • Participate in a local community event or support a local and national charity through school
  • Participate in and celebrate a cultural event
  • Have opportunities to take part in the school council process
  • Work within a group in a local community event or support a local and national charity through school
  • Learn a different language and about a different country
  • Within a group, take part in a democratic process that affects change
  • Support a charity or a local community event external to school
  • Understand diversity in our society and take part in conversations and discussions about it
  • Within a group take part in a democratic process that affects change external to school
  • Take part in a discussion and activity about different careers
  • Work as part of a team or group
  • Take part in a discussion about my feelings and the feelings of others
  • Research different careers of significant people
  • Negotiate and present your ideas
  • Support someone in a group to feel valued and included
  • Take part in an interview process
  • Take a leadership role in a presentation or project
  • Be a mentor or support and help someone else to feel valued
  • Participate in an extra-curricular club, event or activity
  • Go on a school trip
  • Understand local geography e.g. know about local landmarks etc.
  • Represent school in an external event or activity
  • Visit a museum, theatre or musical event
  • Research local role models
  • Achieve external recognition in an event
  • Go on a residential
  • Research key historical events that occurred in Yorkshire

Why are we encouraging students to achieve pledges?

Why are Pledges important?

providing evidence

What Evidence could you provide?

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