The DfE have reinforced the need “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.“
The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated in 2014. The government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key British Values are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British Values in the Prevent Strategy – values of:
At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy these values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. Our school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through assemblies and whole-school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council.