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British Values

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At The Kassia Academy, we actively promote positive, inclusive values

These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British values are those values expected of anyone living in Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief.

We place great emphasis on building positive relationships in school, amongst the students themselves and between staff and students. We strongly believe students should not merely be taught such values but that they are embedded into school life.

The Kassia Academy promotes British values through our broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to serving our community and recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever changing nature of the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

The Government has outlined its expectations in terms of British Values, stating that students

  • Understand the democratic process and how citizens can have a say in decision making;
    Recognise the advantages to living under the rule of law and how law is essential for a safe
  • See that there is a separation of power and why it exists;
  • Understand the reasons for accountability of institutions and why courts maintain independence;
  • Know why freedom of religion protects all faiths, as well as those with no faith;
  • Accept that people who hold different religious beliefs should be tolerated and not be discriminated against;
  • Value the importance of identifying and combatting extremism


At The Kassia Academy, through our broad and balanced curriculum we:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
    enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to
    understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the
    locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions
    and services in England;
  • encourage tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling
    students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes,
    including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

At Kassia, we promote and reinforce five key British values. These are promoted in a variety of ways in and out of the classroom.

British Values have been defined as:

Rule of Law
Individual Liberty
Mutual Respect
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

We believe and actively support the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism) strategies. We support and adhere to the latest guidance from the Department for Education which requires school o actively promote fundamental British Values and to ensure that students are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

We are committed to educating students with regard to their engagement with and acceptance of
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 aim to support our students in developing and demonstrating skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.