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.”
British Values at BWA
At BWA we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- mutual respect
These values are taught explicitly through our core values and integrated learning skills as well as through lessons in Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that we include real opportunities for exploring these values.
In addition to this the school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures. One way in which we do this is through electing and running a successful School Council. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
At BWA these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways: