British Values Statement

Promoting fundamental British values at Queensbury Academy 


Our Values Statement

The Department for Education requires schools “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

We are committed to promoting fundamental British values through a wide range of explicit and implicit educational activities and the articulation of, and demonstration of these values. British values are promoted through our social, moral, spiritual and cultural, (SMSC) education which permeates through the schools’ assemblies, curriculum, ethos, student voice, teaching and learning and its commitment to inclusion.

Our approach to promoting fundamental British values follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.


Promoting fundamental ‘British values’

At Queensbury Academy we use a range of strategies within the curriculum and beyond to secure the promotion of SMSC and fundamental British values. Our core values of Care, Aspiration, Resilience and Endeavour demonstrate our commitment to promoting fundamental British values, are visible throughout the school environment and are promoted in everything we do.

There is also an expectation that all teachers exploit and develop opportunities for the effective promotion of a student’s SMSC education in lessons. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Queensbury Academy seeks to embed British values.

British Values Poster