Nicky Morgan: Pupils should explore ideas but learn British values

Posted On: 
30th June 2015

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan told Sky News schools should be places where pupils can explore the world around them but learn British values.

"It’s also important to recognise that schools are a place where young people can explore ideas; they will explore the world around them. But it’s also a place for schools to demonstrate the teaching of British values; the values that we all hold so dear."

She said under the Government's anti-extremism guidance, schools would have to "keep an eye out" for “changes in behaviour, conversations".

Ms Morgan also confirmed the guidance was new.

"This is new guidance, we have been asking, obviously, schools to teach British values to teach a broad and balanced curriculum for some time now. But this is new guidance being issued by the Department for Education t...