Charlie Scudamore, BA Hons, PGCE Oxon: Vice Principal Geelong Grammar School, joined Geelong Grammar School in 1990. Since that time he has held many positions of responsibility including Head of Timbertop and Head of Corio. Since 2006, Charlie has been responsible for the development and implementation of Positive Education throughout the organisation.
In recent years he has presented on Positive Education at many conferences in Australia and internationally, including a key note address at the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Summit held in Philadelphia in 2014 and a visit to Finland to meet key Ministry of Education and University of Vassa Education Department personnel to discuss Positive Education and wellbeing, keynote addresses, pre-conference and conference workshops at the European Positive Psychology Conference in 2016 and 2018 and he was invited to attend the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education Forum in Seoul South Korea to advise on UNESCO's Happy Schools Framework.
At the MAPP Summit Professor Marty Seligman presented Charlie with the Pioneer Award for Positive Psychology, for pioneering work in the application of Positive Psychology. In his role as Vice Principal he devotes much of his time working with the Institute of Positive Education and leads the School's focus on Creative Education and Indigenous Education.
Monday 8 April | 9:30am
10 LESSONS LEARNED IN 10 YEARS OF POSITIVE EDUCATION (WHAT WENT WRONG)
In 2008, Geelong Grammar School (GGS) became the first school in the world to implement a whole-school approach to wellbeing, based on the emerging science of Positive Psychology. This approach became known as Positive Education and has helped transform the educational landscape in Australia and internationally.
As GGS's model for Positive Education has evolved, the field has continued to grow and GGS has been committed to assisting as many schools as possible in their quest to place wellbeing at the heart of education with Positive Education. In this presentation, Charlie Scudamore, Vice Principal of GGS, will explore 10 of the most important lessons learned from GGS's first decade of Positive Education: what went well, what went wrong and where to next.