The Department for Education has published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
The guidance aims to help both independent and state-maintained schools understand their responsibilities in this area. All have a duty to ‘actively 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. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.
All schools must have a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so. Please click below to read our statement of British Values at Crosby Ravensworth Primary School.
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources (pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors etc) or external sources (school community, external agencies or individuals). Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents, will always be challenged, and, where appropriate, dealt with. Where misconduct by a teacher is proven, the matter will be referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership for their consideration. Misconduct by other staff will be dealt with under normal school disciplinary procedures.
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.