In November 2014, the DFE required school to ‘respect’ British Values. The ‘requirement’ will evolve into a ‘duty’ and all schools must develop a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.
The Prevent Duty says:
“All publicly funded schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. They must promote community cohesion and are required to promote British Values.”
The DFE and Ofsted have defined ‘British Values’ as:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual liberty
- Personal and social responsibility
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- Being prepared for life in modern Britain
- Respect for British institutions
School has developed strategies over time that assists in the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of these strategies.
Such strategies include:
- School Council
- Questionnaires to pupils and parents
- Implementation of a behaviour policy and regular communication with parents.
- Circle Time/PSHE activities
- Constant staff vigilance and good communication strategies that includes an ‘open door’ approach to all.
Listed below are areas of our work in school that helps prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and encourage respect for British institutions.
Click HERE to download the school's British Values grid.