HC Deb 02 March 1993 vol 220 cc116-7W
23. Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to foster a sense of personal responsibility and responsibility towards the wider community amongst children at school.

Mr. Forth

Section 1 of the Education Reform Act 1988 requires the curriculum of every maintained school to promote pupils'spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development", and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life". My right hon. Friend has made clear his expectation that all school activities should be underpinned by a clear ethos which governs behaviour and practice in the school.