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Leading Character Education in Schools (CPD)

An online character education CPD programme

Launching 16th April 2020

Two questions that teachers and senior leaders interested in character education regularly ask are ‘How do you do it?’ and ‘What does a School of Character look like?’ The Leading Character Education in Schools free online CPD programme aims to answer these questions by providing a comprehensive overview of both the theory and practice of the leadership of character education within primary and secondary school settings.

This CPD programme has been developed by the Jubilee Centre along with Headteachers and character leads from eight U.K. schools who have first-hand experience of implementing character education in schools.

The programme has been structured in a way that will help you get the most from your online learning experience. The virtual learning environment supports your journey and enables flexibility. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the research, activities and resources provided at your own pace.

The CPD programme is presented in six modules:

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Character Caught

Module 3: Character Taught and Sought

Module 4: Character Outside of the Classroom

Module 5: Staff and Leadership

Module 6: School Community

Each module contains personal and staffroom activities and a self-evaluation task which have been designed to support reflection on your existing character education provision and to guide your next steps. The activities can be completed in your own time and we recommend that you complete them alongside other staff in your school.

Each module includes input from schools in the form of videos, filmed on location, and through the sharing of resources which provide you with a 'window into schools'. Questions are included throughout the programme to provoke thought and discussion on your current and/or future character education provision. Further reading and resources are signposted at the end of each module for those who wish to explore the issues further.

If you would like further information on this CPD programme, or would like to register your interest, contact Michael Fullard at M.Fullard@bham.ac.uk