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 Cranbrook these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. We keep an up to date audit of all such teaching and learning opportunities.
Pupil voice is embedded in the life of the school.
Pupils are listened to and are expected to listen to and respect the views of others.
An understanding of British Law is developed through our curriculum and assemblies.
Our Golden Rules ensure our community is a safe and respectful environment for all, promotes positive relationships and excellent behaviour.
Individual Liberty and mutual respect
Our pupils are encouraged to make choices in a safe and supportive environment.
Respect and tolerance of different beliefs and faiths
Through our curriculum and special events children are taught to understand and appreciate the diverse culture in our society.
This is explored through:
Statement from recent Ofsted (April, 2017):
"The school’s values reflect the school’s Christian character and British values. Assemblies provide frequent reminders about the importance of these."