The choices an individual makes determines their future, and the purpose of developing good character is the ability to make good choices. Character allows us to flourish as individuals, and as a wider society. This is why the development of character, as well as achieving academic attainment, should be the purpose of education. “Character becomes your destiny,”Lao Tzu, Philosopher
We don’t believe that there is a blueprint for how character education should be delivered. Character education should be shaped by the needs of the children and community it serves. But we do believe that for it to be truly transformative it should be planned, intentional and fully embedded across the whole-school or organisation. Only then can character be truly ‘taught,’ ‘caught,’and ‘sought.’
BAREQ is a largest character education-based community of practice. We recognise, share and enable outstanding practice in character education within our network. This involves harnessing the extensive expertise that exists within our community, so schools can learn from other schools, such as through our annual conference. We also provide you with direct support from the BAREQ team through CPD, the Kitemark and 1-1 consultations. BAREQ works closely with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtueto ensure our support to you is guided and shaped by the latest research in character education.
*Shared core values guides every aspect of the school At the heart of each School of Character is a set of shared “core values” that express and articulate what the school stands for. All teachers, staff, students and parents describe the school’s core values as the “beating heart” that guides every aspect of school life.
(1) the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable;
(2) the act of accepting something or someone.
the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation
the capacity to experience what other people feel, to understand their perspectives and to value others
the act of being kind or generous; willingness to give or to share; an act of unselfish giving
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
awareness of the needs and emotions of others
At BAREQ we recognise that each school develops its approach to character to fit the context of their community and their pupils. There is no blueprint for character education and there is no one size fits all. BAREQ also recognises that for some schools character and values is a part of their DNA, while for others they are just at the start of their journey to become a School of Character. Whatever your context and wherever your school or organisation is at, BAREQ can provide tailored support and guidance.
Training Program for those who wish to be specialist in character education
Leaders of character Education Training Program for those who wish to be specialist in character education
you can take it private one to one session.
Our team is always available to assist you.