The DfE have recently 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. At Nightingale these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. We keep an up to date audit of all such teaching and learning opportunities.
In June 2014, David Cameron spoke about the important role of British values in our education system. How well schools promote such values is now part of the Ofsted inspection process.
The promotion of British values is not something new to our curriculum at Nightingale. Such values are at the core of all we do whether it be through our assemblies, our RE curriculum, our personal, social, health and citizenship lessons or through other areas of the curriculum. The term British values can be somewhat misleading as these values are integral to so many countries across the world.