Human Values Foundation

Life-enriching values for everyone

Registered Charity Number: 1048755
Horsham, West Sussex

Embedding values, including British values

Date Posted: 20 Feb 2015

Schools are now required to actively promote fundamental British values and MUST:

  • have a clear strategy for embedding values, and
  • show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.

 What are the fundamental British values?

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 For children and young people to make sense of what this means, they need a good grounding in values.

Our innovative and enjoyable EDUCATION IN HUMAN VALUES and SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL EDUCATION programmes for Primary and Secondary schools give teachers a proven methodology for effectively delivering a meaningful and life-transforming understanding of values.


Why is developing ‘values literacy’ so important?

When we understand our values, other people’s values, the values influencing society and the values affecting our environment, we are better able to choose and skilfully and consistently apply appropriate values within different contexts, thereby positively impacting real-life situations.


What are the benefits of gaining a ‘fluency in values’?

It focuses on and integrates ‘SPIES’ – enhancing and enriching participants’ Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development and consequently raises mastery and performance levels in all these domains.


What effect does a values-led life have on wellbeing?

The transformative, uplifting strategy improves wellbeing because participants engage with enlightened and informed thinking processes, emotional management and behaviour patterns that enable people to respond creatively to their innate passions, boost the quality of lives and make the world a better, more harmonious place.