“We want every school to promote British Values within their curriculum in order for young people to accept, respect and tolerate others’ – Lord Nash

What are British Values?

The Government defines British Values as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance for those of different faiths & beliefs

How are British Values promoted at Fishtoft Academy?

We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of both the United Kingdom. We see difference as something to be celebrated and understand the vital role we play in ensuring that our learners are well prepared for life in Modern Britain where they will live and work alongside people from all backgrounds and cultures.

As a school we understand the importance of British Values, but do not believe that these values will be developed within our learners because we expect it. Rather, we believe they need to be discussed, modelled and implicitly taught as part of our SMSC (personal development) programme which sits at the heart of our curriculum.

We aim to develop our learners’ British Values by:

  • Teachers explaining the meaning of the value.
  • Pupils reflecting on the value and what it means to them and their own behaviour
  • By pupils using the value to guide their own actions.
  • By staff modelling the value through their own behaviour.
  • Through the work of the Academy Ambassadors
  • By ensuring that values are taught implicitly as part of SMSC which flows through all subjects within our curriculum.

Click below to see a list containing some of what we do:

British Values – Fishoft Academy