British Values

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British Values at City of Westminster College

The government set out their definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. In 2014, the Department of Education published guidance on promoting British Values in schools to ensure young people leave school and college prepared for life in Modern Britain. 

British values have been identified as: 

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual Respect & Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

At City of Westminster College, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our learners develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our learners for life in Modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

It is our aim that all our learners are able to contribute effectively to the wider community, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their time at City of Westminster College. As well as being fully engaged in their learning experience, we want them to become responsible individuals who are able to think critically and question appropriately. 

Within their study programmes learners will have key tutorial sessions to ensure that they are given the opportunity to develop the skills and understanding needed to succeed in the wider community. 

Promoting British Values at City of Westminster College 

Democracy 

We demonstrate to learners the importance of democracy as a tool for change: Class Reps, Student Council Governors, Learner Voice, Focus groups, Principal Questions, MP Visits, Voter Registration days, staff and student involvement in London Citizens 

The rule of Law 

All staff and students are treated fairly and are offered the chance to have their case investigated and heard by an independent staff member.Our College Code, Disciplinary procedure and appeals process, College rules on ID cards apply to both staff and students 

Individual liberty 

The College community are free to express themselves. We encourage the values of Freedom of Speech without causing offence or distress to others. LGBT Safe Zone, Disciplinary Policy, Bullying Policy, PREVENT, Single Equality Policy 

Mutual Respect & tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

We value diversity and respect each other. We will not tolerate prejudice, discrimination or harassment. Multi faith room, LGBT Safe Zone, Disciplinary Policy, Bullying Policy, PREVENT, Single Equality Policy.