11 Nov '14

News British values? Pupils should be questioning the rule of law | Michael Goodwin

Blind acceptance of the law would mean that slavery was still legal and homosexuality still a crime, says a Quaker headmasterMy school, along with others, received notification one Friday recently of changes that were to come into force just three days later in the way we look after pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.There had been a consultation over the summer holiday, but the sudden implementation left some of us feeling breathless. Governors must henceforth, we were told, ensure that schools actively 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 Continue reading...

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