Parents - give your views on character and resilience


The government in England wants to hear from parents about teaching character and resilience to children in schools.

Damian Hinds MP, the Secretary of State for Education, is looking to hear your views and experiences of character and resilience, including what it means to you as parents and how we can all best support character development in young people. He believes that whilst excellent academic education and great qualifications are vitally important, so too are character and resilience, which open up opportunities to improve life chances and employability, especially for disadvantaged young people.

Continuing to develop character and resilience among young people is a priority for Damian Hinds. He has therefore set up an advisory group on character to look into how he can best support schools to further their work in building character and resilience in young people.

Ways you can take part

  1. Take our survey on character and resilience. We will use your answers to submit our response to the government’s consultation, ensuring that parent voice is heard in government decision-making. Respond to our survey by Thursday 27th June.
  2. Take part in a focus group with the Department for Education and Parentkind. The DfE is especially interested to hear parents’ views on the subject and have asked us to organise a discussion from 10-11 am on Thursday 27th June at the Department for Education’s Westminster office. Register your interest for this great opportunity to speak directly to the DfE before Thursday 20th June.

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