Understanding Impact and Influence: NatCen Report

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues (JCCV) recently commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to undertake an independent survey of schools that were ‘subscribed’ to character education. The report (Iyer, Albakari and Smith, 2020) provides evidence that supports the Jubilee Centre notion that prioritising character education in schools supports pupils in their... Continue Reading →

Character Educator in Focus: Rebecca Daniels

In this blog, elementary school teacher and 1st year MA Character Education student, Rebecca Daniels, reflects on her experiences of character education and explains how she hopes her studies will help to benefit students, the school and the wider community. Rebecca has taught for 8 years at a small, pre-K through 12th grade school in... Continue Reading →

Character Educator in Focus: Cristy Guleserian

In this blog, 1st year MA Character Education student, Cristy Guleserian, explains the approach to character taken by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Cristy discusses her role as Director of Principled Innovation and why she chose to study on the MA Character Education. What is your role at Mary Lou Fulton... Continue Reading →

Character at Home

In the current climate many schools are looking at new and innovative ways to provide online learning or support to their students. When you search the Internet there are many examples of materials for core academic subjects but staff at Northampton Academy secondary school wanted to ensure that their character education programme, which Ofsted had... Continue Reading →

The Queen’s Speech and Our Character

On the 5th April 2020, HRH Queen Elizabeth delivered a rare public special address concerning the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst the address was watched live by an estimated 24 million viewers in the United Kingdom alone, it has been viewed, heard and read by millions more in the major news outlets around the world. Like... Continue Reading →

Leading Character Education in Schools

An online CPD programme The Jubilee Centre has recently launched the Leading Character Education in Schools online CPD programme. Drawing on and highlighting the work of 8 leading schools, the free CPD programme provides a comprehensive overview of both the theory and practice of character education leadership within primary and secondary school settings. The pilot, conducted... Continue Reading →

Character Educator in Focus: Tom Pole

The MA Character Education is a part-time distance learning programme run by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. The Centre is proud to welcome students from around the world who come from a range of sectors, including education (both formal and non-formal), voluntary and business. In this Virtue Insight blog, 3rd year MA Character... Continue Reading →

Character Building During Quarantine

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, on the 20th of March, that all schools were to close for the foreseeable future, many parents and guardians will find themselves in a challenging and unprecedented situation. There are fantastic sources for academic support and ideas for educational activities, with many schools providing materials for their students. However, this... Continue Reading →

How does the Religious Education Teachers and Character report contribute to our understanding of RE?

Through an empirical investigation, the recent publication of the Religious Education Teachers and Character report contributes to two ongoing debates in the academic literature surrounding RE. The first of these debates is whether subject material in RE should be morally neutral, and the second is whether RE teachers themselves should strive to be neutral or... Continue Reading →

A teacher’s response to the new Character Education Framework Guidance by the Department for Education

Recently, the Department for Education (DfE) released a new non-statutory Framework Guidance to schools on character education. The Framework Guidance is intended for use by school leaders and teachers when considering the rationale for character education and the practicalities of provision and delivery. Given that the new Ofsted Inspection Handbook recognises the importance of a... Continue Reading →

The Character Curriculum – Flourishing for Life: A taught course of character education for primary and secondary schools

Character Education in the UK Character education has received considerable attention within British educational debate over the last decade, most recently becoming a key objective in Ofsted’s new framework for schools. This recent inclusion in the Ofsted framework, under the personal development heading, requires schools to profile the activities and opportunities they are offering for... Continue Reading →

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