Prevent and British Values

The Department of Education has published guidance on promoting British values in education to ensure young people leave college prepared for life in modern Britain. The four definitions of British values are as follows:

 

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

 

These values reflect those that the College promotes to all its learners through the Code of Conduct.  By actively promoting these values the College aims to:

 

  • Help students to become valuable and rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background
  • Ensure young people understand the importance of mutual respect and leave the College fully prepared for life in modern Britain
  • Celebrate difference and promote diversity
  • Encourage an understanding of the difficulties other cultures face where such values are not respected.

In order to enable this, the College will:

 

  • Provide staff development and training to enable them to support students’ understanding of these values
  • Ensure students have a voice that is listened to and valued and that a clear set of outcomes can be seen through the democratic process in College
  • Utilise opportunities such as general elections and debates to promote British values and help students to argue and defend different points of view
  • Encourage student participation in working with the wider community
  • Encourage students to become responsible learners, critical thinkers  and to actively participate in their own learning and development
  • Promote British values through themed weeks, tutorials, and teaching sessions.

Activities the College uses to promote British Values

 

Democracy

  1. Election of Course Representatives in every class
  2. Election of a Student Union
  3. Student Voice Elections and Meetings
  4. Focus groups in curriculum areas
  5. Termly ‘Hot seats’ on cross college themes with the Principal and senior managers
  6. Student surveys
  7. Elected Student Governors, who are active members of the College

 

Rule of Law

  • Disciplinary policy and procedure
  • ABC procedures for Attendance, Behaviour and Commitment to Study
  • ID Badges and lanyards
  • Student / Staff Code Of Conduct 
  • College policies i.e. IT User Policy

 

Individual Liberty

  • Inspiring Futures, Career and Employability workshops
  • Health and Wellbeing and Safeguarding tutorials and themes activity
  • ‘Prevent’ tutorials and workshops.
  • Employability Conference
  • Careers Fair

 

Mutual Respect

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Induction workshops
  • Enrichment tutorials and workshops
  • Anti-Bullying and Safeguarding policy

 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

  • Enrichment tutorials and workshops
  • Student Services Events
  • ‘Prevent’ tutorials and workshops
  • Student-led events (ESOL Cultural Day)
  • Posters around the college

 

Useful links:

What is Extremism?

Curriculum Guidance and Materials

Educate Against Hate

Routes to Prevent

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