Character, Resilience, and Motivation for Learning
There is increasing recognition that schools play a pivotal role in character development and that character affects happiness, achievement and life-long outcomes.
My work on character development includes countless inspiring and practical ways in which character can be integrated throughout planning, delivery, feedback, and the school culture.
My whole-school approach ensures character is on display, not just on a display.
I've been working with schools across the country, leading an authority-wide project in Leicestershire, and have recently written a 'how-to' guide for the TES, as well as speaking on the subject at a University of Warwick conference.
"Steve is entertaining and reminds you of why you went into teaching. He encourages thinking about ideas and gives plenty of his own. My staff and I can highly recommend him.”
-Jane Gadsby, Headteacher, Stokes Wood School
Delivered in-school or hosted by TSA/MAT/LA etc.
Suitable for leaders, teachers & support staff
Includes comprehensive resources for all
Integrated character development: Ideas & Inspiration
Risk and Resilience
Motivation for Learning
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Introducing character with two classes. This is 'CPD Live' for the teacher & support staff. These classes then 'lead' as the work is integrated throughout school.
Consultation with the Head and SLT. Action planning how character can be woven deeply into the fabric of the school. Practical ideas and resources to lead character development amongst staff & throughout the school culture.
Twilight staff meeting (1.5-2 hours as required.)
Sharing rationale, inspiration, & practical ideas that staff can use immediately to help pupils develop a growth mindset and focus on strengthening their learning and social characteristics.
Early evening parents and governors meeting (1.5 hours)
An inspirational evening for parents' and governors to share the highlights of this work, and look at practical ways for paqrents to extend the character and resilience development at home.
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