British Values Statement

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.

Tibshelf Community School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Tibshelf Community Schoolis dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five key British Values are:

  • Democracy - Contribute to the decision making process
  • The rule of law - Protect and keep us safe
  • Individual liberty - freedom to act within the law
  • Mutual respect - respect other points of view
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs -

Tibshelf Community School uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Tibshelf Community School seeks to instil British Values:

  • Tutor time
  • Assemblies
  • Student Council
  • Student Surveys
  • Parental Surveys
  • Student Prefects
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Calendared Events, Festivals and Celebrations
  • School Trips

Congratulations to Students who worked on the British Values Project

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