“Thank you so much for the British values course, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it , how insightful it was and useful. I am going to be able to do so much with it for the whole school”

Elizabeth Watson, Head of Religious Education, Hollingworth Academy Trust

Pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development has been important since its inception in 1944. All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education
Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of
their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.

  • How does R(S)HE / PSHE link in ?
  • What will ISI or Ofsted expect?
  • Why might this be important in a post-COVID, #BLM and post-Brexit world?
  • How does this link to attainment and school improvement?

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INSET Outcomes

Booking this course will enable your staff to understand and explain to colleagues:

  • Linking in R(S)HE and ‘British Values’
  • Developing SMSC & FBV across the curriculum
  • How to we manage local, national and international values?
  • What do ISI or Ofsted expect?
  • How does this link to attainment and school improvement?

Accountability & Inspection

As part of an ISI inspection or Ofsted graded inspection, inspectors must consider pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development when forming a judgement of a school, teaching Fundamental British Values forms an integral part of this standard.

Before making the final judgement on overall effectiveness, inspectors will always consider the SMSC development of pupils …


Faith Schools & FBV

Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect
and tolerance. Ofsted has highlighted deep concerns that some faith schools are “spreading beliefs that clash with British values” and that they could undermine tolerance and respect.
It is expected that pupils should understand that while different people may hold different
views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The school’s ethos and teaching, which schools should make parents aware of, should
support the rule of English civil and criminal law and schools should not teach anything
that undermines it.

Clear Approaches and Strategies to British Values across the Curriculum

This course is practical and interactive. Teachers will leave with a clear set of strategies and interventions to lead and develop it across their school

INSET Outline

School Identity

  • What is our school identity?
  • What do we mean by values?
  • What does it mean to be British?
  • How might we celebrate being British?
  • Should we always support ‘British’ values?

What does this mean for my teaching?

How might we celebrate being British?

  • What are Fundamental British values?
  • Concerns and contradictions

Should we always support ‘British’ values?

  • Values in a ‘post truth world’
  • Are these not ‘universal values?
  • British values in a terrorist-threatened society?
  • How do we teach British values post Brexit?

What about ISI and Ofsted?

Looking ahead

Looking to improve the quality of PSHE & RSHE Education in your school by improving the confidence of your teachers in PSHE Delivery ? Our whole staff INSET would be ideal for your school. Find out more here.



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