British Values Statement
Promoting British Values
Swindon Academy is committed to serving its community. We recognize the multicultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom and understand the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the academy are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
We follow 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. Swindon Academy is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum, serving the whole community and ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to all our students.
The government emphasizes that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools and sets out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.
The five British Values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The examples that follow show some of the many ways Swindon Academy seeks to embed British Values through strategies within the national curriculum and beyond.