The government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These were reinforced in September 2014. These new regulations will sit alongside the requirements of the Equalities Act, which also applies to all types of schools.
Schools are expected to focus on, and be able to show, how our work with pupils is effective in embedding fundamental British values.
The Department for Education’s five-part definition of British values covers:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected in our school. Further details are included in the attached policy.