Promoting British Values at Iceni Academy
All schools have a requirement set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.
The Government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy; these were reinforced in September 2014. These new regulations must also run parallel with the requirements of the Equalities Acts. Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Schools are expected to focus on, and to be able to show, how we are successfully educating pupils in embedding fundamental British values.
The Department for Education sets out a five-part definition of British Values including:
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