In June 2014 David Cameron wrote an
article in the national media about British values
in response to the debate sparked by a
controversy in Birmingham schools.
In the same week The Department for Education (DFE) stated that it was going to require all schools to teach
British values. DFE are asking teachers to go
beyond respecting the values British society is
based on, to actively promoting them. ‘They’re
not optional; they’re the core of what it is to live in
Britain’ said Cameron.