British Values Statement

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British values more actively and to ensure they are taught in schools.

Haven High Academy is committed to serving its community and recognises the multicultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  Haven High also understands the vital role it has 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.

Haven High follows equal opportunities guidance and will not tolerate discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

We here at Haven High Academy are dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to all our students.

The government defined British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five key British values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding.