Statement of Intent

North Tyneside Council, Adult Learning Service, endorses the Department for Education’s five-part definition of British Values and will ensure all elements are embedded during all programmes of delivery:



  • The belief in freedom and equality between people.
  • A broad general knowledge & respect of public institutions and services.
  • Helping you to influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Explaining the advantages and disadvantages of democracy

Rule of Law

  • Fairness in the way people are dealt with.
  • Exploring the laws that govern and protect us.
  • Understanding the consequences if these rules are broken.
  • Considering that these may be different from religious laws

Individual Liberty

  • The freedom to live as you wish and go where you want.
  • Helping you to making informed choices.
  • Taking responsibility for your choices and exercising them safely.
  • Making sure you know your rights.


Mutual Respect

  • Treat others with respect
  • Tolerance of those with different respects and beliefs.
  • Understanding how your behaviour has an effect on your own rights and those of others.
  • Challenging prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Respecting other people’s differences, other cultures and ways of life.