Jubilee Centre Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Managing Director of Floreat Education James O'Shaughnessy has been awarded a peerage to sit in the House of Lords. James has supported the work of the Jubilee Centre since its creation in 2012, and the Centre is delighted for James to receive this honour.
Floreat Education are establishing a chain of primary schools in the London area, and were awarded a grant by the Department for Education to develop a Character Virtue Development Programme which will produce a set of effective and easy-to-use materials for teachers to deliver character education in their classrooms. The Programme is designed to develop the virtue literacy and virtue behaviour of pupils, drawing from the Jubilee Centre's Knightly Virtues programme.
James said that he was 'thrilled' to be asked to sit in the House of Lords, and saw it as a 'huge privilege' and 'a wonderful opportunity...to make the case for positive education within Parliament.'
All at the Jubilee Centre would like to extend their congratulations to James.
On 26th November 2015, James gave his maiden speech in the House of Lords. In his speech, James highlighted character as being at the heart of the purpose of education for him, and emphasised the role of character in the philosophy behind the primary schools he has founded. The full speech is available on pgs 21-22 at this link.
More information about Floreat Education can be found via their website.