New guidance published in February 2019 will ensure that education prepares all young people for life in the modern world. The guidance will be compulsory for all schools from September 2020.

Included within the guidance is the need for schools to foster students’ well-being, develop resilience and character to ensure they become happy, productive members of society. The guidance encourages schools to undertake social action, active citizenship and other voluntary services both locally and more widely
Schools must also ensure that young people are taught about the law so that they fully understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens.