The Department for Education 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 2011, and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2015. At the heart of these values are good relationships in which teachers, parents and students work together towards common goals.
We agree with the Department for Education’s five-part definition of British values:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At St. Anne's School these values are both integral to our school values and ethos and reinforced on a daily basis in the following ways.