Continuous Professional Development and Leadership Support

Delivered in Person and Virtually

CPD Training

ACE’s CPD is informed by the work of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. It is delivered by a team of character experts including ACE Chair Gary Lewis. Gary is a former Executive headteacher who has transformed schools through character, and is also an Advisor for the Department for Education on character education and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Jubilee Centre. If possible we recommend that the sessions are delivered in person, but there is the option for the training to be delivered virtually if required. Sessions are typically 90mins but can be adapted to suit different formats.

The ACE Character Education CPD Modules:

  1. Introduction to character education. What good character means and why it is important.
  2. Leadership, culture and ethos.
  3. Enabling positive behaviour and attitudes through character and virtue.
  4. Character and the curriculum. How to integrate character into core curriculum and stand alone lessons.
  5. Parent & Carer Engagement: how to foster a meaningful connection between character in school and character at home.

Bespoke CPD to meet the needs of your school

We can also offer bespoke CPD packages and can support in the co-construction and delivery of INSET days. Please email for more information and to explore the ways in which we can tailor support for your school.

The rates for each of our CPD modules are shown below:

Small School
(up to 250 pupils)
Medium School
(250 – 500 pupils)
Large School
(500 + pupils)
£350 £400 £425

What School Leaders say about ACE CPD

“Thankyou. The feedback from Lancot staff has been endlessly positive – you’ve created quite a buzz! It was brilliant. Thank you very much. It’s a shame we couldn’t have had the two hour version!”

Jenny Fraser - Head of School, Lancot Challenger Academy

“The CPD delivered by Gary was first rate. It’s was a pleasure to be a part of and Gary’s passion for Character Education and it’s impact on the whole school community is infectious. Thank you for sharing your experience and time with the staff team. I’m sure it will prove invaluable as we develop ‘character’ at our school.”

Ryan, Selly Park Girls School

“The CPD provided by ACE was thoroughly engaging. Garys passion for Character education shone throughout the session and left me excited to walk down a corridor, with a smile and hello to all the pupils and staff.”

Sam, Selly Park Girls School

“The Introduction to Character and Education CPD given all of us a clear, solid foundation, on which to develop our Character Programme further. An excellent inspirational session thank you.”

Louise , Selly Park Girls School

To make a booking or find out more, please email: