Character education

Embedding character in the curriculum

9 March 2016

As we near the publication of new, government-backed character education resources, Matt Bawden pulls together the broader themes to have emerged from the work that has gone into their creation


Character Education: Engaging the three key groups

3 February 2016

Continuing his series on character education, expert Matt Bawden reports from the Character Matters event and discusses how to grow support with three crucial groups – students, parents and the wider community



Character education: Assuring quality

6 January 2016

Continuing his regular series exploring character education, Matt Bawden looks at the difficult area of how we can assure the quality and impact of character education


Character education: A Caterpillar Process

18 November 2015

Continuing his new series of articles on character education, expert Matt Bawden discusses a method by which teachers might develop effective character-based resources for their subjects


The Association of Character Education

11 November 2015

Character education, as it has come to be known, is a key policy for the government and a key priority for schools. Among the recent developments has been the launch of new subject association for this area called ACE. Dr Tom Harrison explains


Character education: Introducing virtue

4 November 2015

In a new monthly series of best practice articles exploring character education, expert Matt Bawden asks what aspects of character should be central to our education system and details a new DfE-backed pilot project to teach character through the curriculum



Teaching key life-skills

21 May 2015

Recent headlines about schools having to meet pupils’ basic needs inspired Karen Sullivan to think of ways we could help to tackle the wider issues


Character Curriculum: Can you answer the Ruby question?

14 May 2015

We know that education goes beyond exam grades, but still we struggle to answer ‘the Ruby question’. Professor Guy Claxton introduces the seven Cs that we should be prioritising and teaching to our students


Case study: Developing students' character

19 March 2015

Assistant headteacher Emma Orr has a specific brief to promote character education at her school. She describes some of their approaches to developing key character skills


Skills: Preparing them for life

22 January 2015

Instilling and developing transferable, life-skills in our students is a priority for many schools. With a focus on outdoor learning, Jon Clarke discusses how his school tackles this challenge.


The six Cs of character education

27 February 2014

The concept of character education is in the news with a number of high-profile supporters emerging. Phil Parker looks at the key tenets to building students’ character and how this might fit into your school's CPD programme.


Ideas for teaching students leadership skills

5 December 2013

The Girls’ Day School Trust recently held its national Young Leaders Conference. Dr Kevin Stannard discusses some of their schools’ approaches to teaching leadership skills.

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