RIC Values

Personal Development RIC


At Clayton Hall Academy our vision for Personal Development is to support students to enhance the character traits of Resilience, Independence and Confidence. We call this “RIC”..


  • Resilience describes the ability to recover from difficulties to adapt and overcome risks and challenges; to persevere and ‘bounce back’ from setbacks.
  • Independence is the ability to be able to do things for yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence.
  • Confidence is the quality of being sure of your abilities, of having trust in people, plans or the future.

These character traits are important for students in their journey through school and beyond, through further and higher education, apprenticeships and the world of work.


At Clayton it is important to us to celebrate students who are an example and inspiration to us all, students who have the “RIC factor”.