Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 2014-06-10.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure that British values are taught in schools.

Lord Nash

Independent schools, academies and free schools are already required to encourage pupils to respect British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We plan to strengthen the requirement placed on these types of school, to one of actively promoting British values. We will also ask Ofsted to change the Section 5 inspection framework to reflect this expectation, which will ensure that for the first time maintained schools are also properly held to account.