Are London schools different?

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London schools have some of the most multicultural student populations in the world. Most students co-exist happily and respect each other’s cultural and religious backgrounds as a matter of course.

However, exploring issues such as British Values may bring to light any underlying tensions which have not previously been seen in school.

As with any sensitive subject, it pays to understand the individuals and groups you teach. Teachers should be particularly mindful of students who may be new to the UK, and of those who may be experiencing difficulties at home (which may not have been shared with the school).