Three ASDAN centres among winners of DfE Character Awards 2016

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Three ASDAN centres among winners of DfE Character Awards 2016

The winners of this year’s Department for Education (DfE) Character Awards were announced last week. The DfE describes the awards as seeking to ‘identify, recognise and celebrate all those who are leading the way in character education to ensure pupils leave school ready for life in modern Britain’.

There are nine regional awards for £15,000 and one national award for £20,000. These are awarded to schools, youth projects and pupil referral units (PRU) that are actively promoting the government’s character education aims.

ASDAN would like to congratulate our registered centres North Herts Education Support Centre, Birtenshaw School and The Co-operative Academy which won the East of England, North West of England and West Midlands categories respectively.

Successful applicants had to show that character building formed a core part of their ethos, culture and day-to-day running of the school or organisation and that any programmes implemented to develop character showed evidence of improving pupils’ engagement and achievement.

Character building is at the heart of ASDAN's programmes and qualifications, which develop skills for employment, learning and life.