10 Personal Qualities that are Neglected in Schools


The national curriculum is one big memory test. That's great for people with good memories but is it real learning? How much of what you learned at school can you remember today?

If like me, you answered "no" and "not much" then here's my alternative. Focus less on grades as a route into industry and more on the development of the whole person.

In fact, employers are increasingly looking beyond grades and are choosing their ideal candidate on the skills that set them apart.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing with you my top 10 personal qualities that I feel should be promoted more in the national curriculum.

Which skills would you like to see your child develop at school?