Swalwell Primary School

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Commando Joe

At Swalwell Primary School we believe in educating the whole child. As of Spring 2023, we have introduced 

Commando Joe programme into our curriculum offer. All children undertake missions which are linked to existing curricular mapping, as per the long term map below.


The Commando Joe School-Led Programme is derived from a unique character education curriculum designed to ensure every child reaches their full potential.


Based on the lives of real-life adventurers and explorers, such as Sir Ranulph and Tim Peake, the programme consists of a complete package of lessons. Pupils learn about a different hero or heroine over each term, with practical and mental tasks to complete based on their adventures. Each lesson is structured to give pupils the character tools and values they need to be successful in life such as resilience, determination, empathy, and courage.