The Values Awards: award benefits

“The challenges were great and engaged the pupils, prompting really good discussion – because of the Values Awards that we have adopted the Olympic and Paralympic values as part of our school’s ethos!”
Gayle Morison, Teacher


The Values Awards are both inclusive and of great value and we hope young people will gain a tremendous amount from them. The three awards will each help young people to develop a range of key skills and learnings surrounding:

  • resilience
  • active citizenship
  • working independently
  • developing and exploring a personal set of values and the values of others
  • understanding the importance of social wellbeing
  • working towards completing pre-determined goals and personal goal setting
  • building successfully relationships and helping others.

The Values Champions and Ambassadors awards will give young people further opportunities to develop creativity and getting active without being competitive (especially for young people working towards the Values Champions Award). The volunteering challenge of the Values Ambassadors Award can further help students to develop key employability ‘soft-skills’ and provide invaluable experience to help prepare UCAS, CV or job applications.

Curriculum links

The skills required with the Get Set Value’s Awards link to the curriculum requirements of PSHE, Citizenship and other related programmes of study in all UK schools. Download our Teacher’s Guide to the Values Awards to find out more.


Each of the Values Awards can support young people’s core learning throughout the PSHE Education Programme of Study. The Awards develop skills in:

  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World.
  • Health and Wellbeing (Especially Values Champions)

The Awards can also link to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). All schools in England must show how well their students develop in SMSC.
For more information please see:

PSHE Association – PSHE Education Programme of Study: Key stages 1-5 Aug 2017


Each of the Values Awards can support young people building skills through the core themes of Health and Wellbeing, including:

  • Resilience
  • Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Planning for Choices and Changes (Values Ambassadors)

For more information please see:

Curriculum for Excellence – Health and Wellbeing across learning: responsibilities of all


Each of the Values Awards can support young people’s core learning throughout the Personal and Social Education Framework, including:

  • Active Citizenship
  • Moral and Spiritual Development
  • Health and Emotional Well-Being
  • Global Citizenship
  • Preparing for Lifelong Learning.

For more information please see:

Personal and Social Education Framework for 7 to 19 year olds in Wales 2008

Northern Ireland

Each of the Values Awards can help students develop skills across many aspects of Personal Development and Learning for Life and Work. The Awards develop skills surrounding:

  • Self-awareness
  • Relationships
  • Learning to Learn
  • Rules, Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Health (Especially Values Champions)
  • Learning to Live as Members of the Community/ Local and Global Citizenship
  • Employability – Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Especially Values Ambassadors)

For more information please see:

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding for Key Stages 1&2 2007

Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage three and Key Stage four 2014