What are British values?
In accordance to Ofsted, British values are:
- the rule of law;
- individual liberty;
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
What must be taught:
- Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
- encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
- enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
- encourage respect for other people, and
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
Each class develops a Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) development book throughout the year which is a fantastic collection of evidence showing how British Values have been embedded in the curriculum through class assemblies, trips, visitors, charity events and other special activities.
Pupils are also actively involved in contributing to the British Values display in the main corridor and taking part in regular discussions and debates across the curriculum.