Dr Tom Harrison, Director of Education in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. The award recognises the work Dr Harrison has undertaken to establish the world first MA in character education as well as his work in the Jubilee Centre to promote character education in the UK and internationally. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is a highly prestigious Higher Education Academy (HEA) award that recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who are judged to have made an outstanding impact on the student learning experience.
Being awarded this title is a great achievement and truly highlights Dr Harrison’s remarkable contribution to education. Director of the Jubilee Centre, Professor James Arthur, said ‘Dr. Harrison has achieved astonishing success on the world’s first MA in character education and the award of a National Teaching Fellowship is outstanding recognition of this success. We at the Jubilee Centre congratulate him’. Lord O'Shaughnessy, Junior Minister for Health, said ‘Dr Harrison has led a number of projects that are rooted in theory but expressed in practical terms and have positively changed the practice of hundreds of teaching professionals’. The former Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan, commented ‘Tom Harrison's clear writing and continued advocacy on the issue of character education is invaluable and very welcome’.
Dr Harrison will be presented with this prestigious award at the 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 November 2018.