The DFE has recently strengthened guidance on actively promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011. Schools and academies have a duty to challenge extremism in all forms. At Hastingsbury we explore the dangers of extremist behaviour through our core Personal Development programme.
At Kempston Challenger Academy we celebrate diversity within a safe environment. This includes exploring what it is to be British in the twenty first century. Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural development (SMSC) is built into the very fabric of who we are as a school community.
All curriculum areas have a contribution to a child’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural well-being and understanding.
Daily assemblies are delivered and provide students with the time to reflect on and explore a range of themes. These themes include ‘British values’ such as the rule of democracy, fairness and tolerance.