Patrick Grady – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Patrick Grady on 2015-11-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to tackle religious intolerance in schools.

Nick Gibb

Religious intolerance in schools is unacceptable. All schools are required 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. Schools should be places where we promote the understanding of other cultures for example, through the National Curriculum programme for citizenship, which includes teaching about the diverse range of identities in the UK and the importance of respecting others.