On the 7th Feburary 2019 a speech by Damien Hinds on Character Education mentioned and recognized Association for Character Edcucation's work around the Schools of Character Kitemark. In the speech the S of S said ‘We are also exploring how schools could be recognised or accredited for the work they have done in this area. I know that the Association of Character Education is doing some very interesting developments in this space.’ The DfE are putting together an advisory group where one of their main tasks will be to develop some school self-evaluation character education benchmarks – which we hope will be based on the Kitemark. On top of this is the news that Ofsted are now also taking Character seriously – the policy environment has never looked better.
You can see the full speech here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/education-secretary-sets-out-five-foundations-to-build-character