In November 2014, the Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
“…to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background…to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash, 2014
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. At our school these values are reinforced regularly, through staff training and in the following ways.
The British Values are:
- Individual liberty
- The rule of law
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith