Wellington College head says state schools should teach manners and self-controlBy Julie Spencer
January 25, 2013
State schools should teach manners and self-control, according to the head of one of the country’s leading public schools.
Dr Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College in Crowthorne, believes character development is more important than academic results for students today.
Dr Seldon wants all schoolchildren to take a General Certificate of Character Education (GCCE) exam alongside traditional GCSEs.
He said: “All schools must offer this qualification and all students must take this qualification which will be prized by future employers, and even by Higher Education, as highly as GCSE.”
Dr Seldon was set to give his views today at the annual Priestley Lecture at the University of Birmingham.