The DfE has reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote fundamental British values”. These should form part of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) education.The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 'Prevent' Strategy, and these values were reiterated  in November 2014. They are defined as democracy, the rule of law, equality of opportunity, freedom of speech and the rights of all men and women to live free from persecution of any kind. 

We believe that these are fundamental values and at Ravenstone we draw on the rich diversity of our community to help children understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain and how these values can be promoted.

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We encourage all children to be tolerant and respectful of each others right to hold differing faiths and beliefs and reinforce Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs, through assemblies, the RE and PSHCE curriculum, our behaviour policy and through the application of our mission statement.

The children have been introduced to the initiative through a whole school assembly and we have been keeping parents updated in the weekly review. We have included links to the DfE document, a PDF of the Assembly and an overview of how we integrate these values.

Click the links for more information.

DfE Guidance

Assembly 1

Assembly 2

How we integrate fundamental values

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