“I don’t think it is a question of whether passing tests or developing my character is more important, as you can’t have one without the other. If I don’t have determination and curiosity for learning, how can I do well in tests and exams?”
Former Education Minister Damian Hinds will be spoke at our ACE annual virtual conference on 26th November, and recently took part in a podcast in the Jubilee Centre’s first conversations of character podcast.
A School of Character is defined by the staff and school leaders that set the vision and embed character across the whole school. Equally important to the flourishment of any school or college is the management of pupil behaviour through a character-based approach.
ACE recognises the crucial role that the charity sector plays in enabling the flourishment of children and young people through the development of character. In order to recognise this a Charity of Character kitemark pilot is currently being launched.
This year ACE is launching a character education training programme, with reduced rates for members. Following requests from members for support and training in how to manage behaviour and attitudes through character education, a bespoke training session on this topic will be held in the Spring.
Former Education Minister Damian Hinds, who previously stated that character is just as crucial to young people’s future success as academic qualifications, will be speaking at this year’s ACE annual conference along with other key speakers within the field of Character Education.
ACE have revamped the Kitemark for members so it can go further in assisting schools and colleges in enabling their pupils to flourish through character education. Changes have also been made so it can support schools to deliver on Ofsted’s 2019 requirements.
Thank you to all the delegates and speakers who attended the 2019 ACE Annual Conference at Northampton Academy on Friday, 12th July. We were very pleased with another successful conference and look forward to seeing you next year.
On the 7th Feburary 2019 a speech by Damien Hinds on Character Education mentioned and recognised Association for Character Edcucation's work around the Schools of Character Kitemark. In the speech the Secretary of State said "We are also exploring how schools could be recognised or accredited for the work they have done in this area..."