Personal Development theme of the month:
Fundamental British Values
What are British Values? Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK. These values are Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty.
Ofsted see 'fundamental British values' as:
- the rule of law.
- individual liberty.
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
The rule of law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs includes:
- Allowing others to freely hold different religious beliefs
- Allowing others to practice their religious faith, within reasonable limits
- Accepting that followers of various religions consider their own beliefs to be true
The key to this is:
- Being alert to cause for concern, including awareness of expression of extremist views
- Being able to support everyone to become fully rounded members of society and treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background
- Being able to encourage children and young people to understand the aims of respect and be fully prepared for life in modern day Britain
- Being able to “promote equality of opportunity and diversity exceptionally well so that the ethos and culture counters any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour.”