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John Stanier

John is Assistant Headteacher at Great Torrington School in North Devon. Great Torrington School is in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for academic progress and is a recipient of the DfE Character Education Award for the south west.

John has built a reputation as an outstanding history teacher and has experience as a PSHE co-ordinator.

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John Stanier

A character-building curriculum in 12 easy steps

Great Torrington School redesigned its Year 7 curriculum to unleash passions and embed character. Assistant headteacher John Stanier explains how you can do the same. Building characters, one opportunity at a time (picture credit: W_Minshull) Our Year 7 pupils don’t ‘do’ individual subjects. They...