Wyre Forest headteacher wins accolade for character-based education

A director of a Wyre Forest-based multi-academy trust has been recognised for implementing character education in schools.

Adrian McLean receives his award from Baroness Nicky Morgan
Adrian McLean receives his award from Baroness Nicky Morgan

Adrian McLean, director of safeguarding and inclusion at Severn Academies Educational Trust (SAET), has been made an Ambassador of Character for the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, in a ceremony at the House of Lords.

The event was hosted by former education secretary Baroness Nicky Morgan and Lord James O’Shaughnessy, a senior research fellow at the Jubilee Centre, which is based at the University of Birmingham.

Mr McLean said: “There was particular acknowledgement of the research I undertook in supporting collaborative practice between our eight trust schools and parents.

“It was an honour to receive the award from Baroness Morgan and Lord O’Shaughnessy, who are both huge advocates of character education becoming a feature of our education system.”

Trust chief executive Chris King added: “The was very well-deserved recognition of Adrian’s pioneering work which is now being put to use to develop our SAET Pledge to students and parents at our schools, and to better inform parents of the work we are doing to develop character with their children.”

The SAET family of schools includes Baxter College, The Stourport High School and VIth Form College, Wilden All Saints CE Primary, St Bartholomew’s CE Primary, Hartlebury CE Primary, Stourport Primary Academy, Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy and associate member Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School

The Jubilee Centre is a world leading research centre that promotes and explores the moral concept of character and virtue and the importance that places in public and professional life. The awards are part of its 10th anniversary

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