Promoting British Values at Camulos Academy
The DfE published guidelines in 2014 for 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. – DfE, November 2014.
At Camulos Academy, we meet the requirements of the Education Act 2002 (section 78) by promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils through various means. Through SMSC provision we actively promote British Values.
All REAch2 schools develop a bespoke programme to deliver on the Government’s expectation of British Values. This will be taught both explicitly and discretely, and as is age-appropriate.
‘Schools should 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’ to:
- enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
- enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
- encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
- enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.
- encourage respect for other people.
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.