All schools must promote ‘British values’, says Michael Gove

June 10, 2014 12:55 PM

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London: Michael Gove, the education secretary, has seized on a finding by Ofsted that a “culture of fear and intimidation” existed in some Birmingham schools by announcing that the government will require all 20,000 primary and secondary schools to “promote British values”.

These values will include the primacy of British civil and criminal law, religious tolerance and opposition to gender segregation. Gove also suggested girls wearing the burqa would struggle to find their voice, and must not feel silenced in the classroom.

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