As of September 2014, the DfE requires all schools to promote the historical and current values that underpin the national identity known as “being British”. Within this, all schools are required to ensure that the curriculum actively promotes these fundamental British values.
What is “Britishness”?
The Department for Education defines British Values as:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty and mutual respect
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
The Woodlands is committed to serving our community and surrounding areas. We recognise that the United Kingdom is a richly diverse, multicultural and multi-faith country, and understand our responsibility in promoting and encouraging a culture and ethos that upholds British Values. Our school is highly inclusive and reflects British values in all that we do. We nurture our learners on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our learners to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
The school policy on British values details the schools aims.