Promoting British Values
Bristol Free School takes very seriously our duty to “promote fundamental British values as part of broader requirements relating to the quality of education and to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils” (Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales 2015)
Positively promoting British Values will enable us reduce as far as possible the risks of violent and non-violent extremism (see below).
Bristol Free School is committed to serving its community in all its rich diversity. Respect is fundamental to our ethos, and all staff understand that discrimination or harassment for any reasons are unacceptable, especially if linked to protected characteristics such as faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or disability. Similarly, no group or individual should suffer intimidation by those wishing to unduly or illegally influence them.
The school is also committed to equipping students with the tools they need to keep themselves safe outside school and preparing our students for adult life.
The government defined British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and the Prevent Duty Guidance from 2015:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs