The government set out their definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. In 2014, the Department of Education published guidance on promoting British Values in schools to ensure young people leave school and college prepared for life in Modern Britain. The five definitions of British values are as follows:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of Law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

These new regulations sit alongside the requirements of the Equalities Act, which also applies to all educational institutions.

  • OUR VALUES...

    At London South East Colleges, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our students for life in Modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

    It is our aim that all College students are able to contribute effectively to the wider community, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their time at the College. As well as being fully engaged in their learning experience, we want our students to become responsible and well-rounded individuals.

    Our College Strategic Plan confirms a mission and vision to place “the college at the heart of the community” through the following values:

    • Responsive and respectful
    • Ambitious and aspiring
    • Innovative and inspiring
    • Successful and supportive
    • Enterprising and engaging

    We are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

    It is our aim that all College students are able to contribute effectively to the wider community, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their time at the College. As well as being fully engaged in their learning experience, we want our students to become responsible and well-rounded individuals.

  • OUR STUDENTS WILL BE...
    • Ready
    • Responsible and
    • Respectful

    To ensure that our students develop the skills, knowledge and behavior required, as School Leaders and Governors, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:

    • Is broad and balanced, complies with statutory requirements and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in Modern Britain.
    • Actively promotes the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
    • Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths, no faith and of different cultures through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
    • Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong, with opportunities for students to reflect.
  • BRITISH VALUES MEET OUR VALUES...

    As well as a comprehensive tutorial support programme, College students benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as debating groups (e.g. Open Mind Society, Faith and no-faith group) and special interest societies (e.g. LGBT+, All Girls group). The following outlines how British Values are promoted at London South East Colleges:

    Democracy
    Class Reps, Student Council, Surveys, Principal Question Time, MP Visits, Voter Registration days and Democracy workshops

    The rule of Law
    Discipline process, ID Badges, IT User Policy, Behaviour Policies and the Code of Conduct.

    Individual liberty
    Karma Nirvana, Inspiring Women, Social Media, Anti-Bullying workshops, LGBT+ and Armistice day

    Mutual Respect
    Career and Employability workshops, Health and Wellbeing, Safeguarding, PREVENT, Karma Nirvana, Money management and Black History Month

    Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
    Interfaith events, Multi-faith, Prayer Room, Cultural Celebrations, PREVENT and the Open Mind Society

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