In November of 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) reinforced the need to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the “fundamental British values” of:
- the rule of law,
- individual liberty & freedom of speech,
- 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 by the then Prime Minister in “Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools.”
At Cranfield Church of England Academy, we strive to educate the whole child. Alongside our academic programme of study we also want to ensure that, both socially and morally, our pupils’ development is supported. With this in mind, we underpin and combine our worship with ‘Christian Values Education’. As part of our ‘Christian Values Education’, we are able to offer a genuine commitment towards developing an age-appropriate understanding of what the DfE has defined as ‘British values’.
To find out more about how these British Values are a daily part of school life, please click here.