The Department for Education (DfE) has opened a call for evidence on character and resilience. The deadline to complete the online form is 5 July 2019. The Character Advisory Group is seeking views on the development of character and resilience in young people from school and college staff, governors/trustees, young people, parents, carers and more.
Ian Bauckham CBE, chair of the advisory group, writes:
An excellent academic education and good qualifications sit alongside other important outcomes for young people. Developing aspects of character and resilience can also help young people to achieve their goals, overcome challenges, develop their readiness for adulthood, and help the most disadvantaged to compete more equally with their advantaged peers in the labour market.
The call for evidence will directly inform the advisory group, and therefore we are encouraging all those governing to respond to the call for evidence to inform the department about the state of character and resilience in your school(s) settings.