British Values and Discovery RE

How Discovery RE can help 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.

The Department of Education statement about British Values reads: ‘We want to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools 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.’

Discovery RE advocates the holistic study of one religion/belief system at a time to avoid confusion, but in due course, children will begin to identify similarities and draw comparisons between different faiths.  Through the framework of their own experience, they learn to understand and respect the experiences of others. They are also enabled through their knowledge to challenge ideas about religion and recognise intolerance.

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To the left, there is a British Values Mapping Grid, where you can see how the promotion of British Values can be supported by Discovery RE. (Updated for 2016)

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