On Friday 27th February 2015, the Centre launched two major research reports: Character Education in UK Schools and The Good Teacher: Understanding Virtues in Practice, at the City of Birmingham Council House.
Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley introduced The Good Teacher report. During her speech, Baroness Morris spoke about the importance of making room for the development of character in schools and recognised that the priority placed on exams has led to values such as honesty, kindness and gratitude being lost in teaching. She emphasised that The Good Teacher report provides the stepping stones needed to begin to recover the language of values in education.
Sir Anthony Seldon introduced the Character Education in UK Schools report. Beginning by highlighting that character development is fundamental to education, he went on to emphasise the importance of good leadership in implementing character education and particularly spoke about the recommendation the report makes regarding the need for each school to have a member of teaching staff expert in character education.
The two reports are available to read online:
The reports have been covered widely by various media including articles in The Guardian and The TES.
A full list of coverage can be found below:
Photos from the launch event are available to view in our Media Centre.