British Values in Outstanding schools(BVLON)

Provider: Revelation Education Ltd
£159.00 (no VAT on this item) Outside London
£189.00 (no VAT on this item) London

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Description This course will enhance the current knowledge of Subject Leaders & Senior Managers who are responsible for identifying and teaching British Values in Primary Schools.
Duration 9.30am - 3.45pm

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Cross-curricular Themes, Organisational Improvement, Diversity, Inclusion, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Ofsted, Knowledge Mobilisation
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Ofsted requires a school ethos and climate that promotes British Values at every level, and inspectors will assess British Values through SMSC, the curriculum and school leadership. This course will include the latest inspection advice, plus a wealth of teaching ideas and resources to take back into school. This course will address the following key issues:

  • What are fundamental British Values?
  • How does Ofsted assess British Values during inspection?
  • What advice can be given to Governors?
  • How should British Values be taught?
  • Can we teach them through our existing History, Geography and RE curriculum?
  • What are Outstanding schools doing well?


By the end of this course you will:

  • Know what the fundamental British Values are
  • Understand how British Values can be taught through History, Geography & RE
  • Be aware of how Ofsted inspect British Values
  • Be able to feedback to colleagues at school sharing ideas for a whole school or Key Stage approach
  • Feel inspired to get back into school to try out the practical ideas and resources
Evidence underpinning this approach

Ofsted will continue to inspect British Values, and recent Inspection Reports from a selection of Primary schools state: 

“While their cultural development is promoted adequately through the teaching of religious education and other subjects, pupils lack depth in their understanding of different religious, ethnic and social groups in society and abroad.”

The school’s failure to carry out a “central audit”, evaluating how well “pupils’ understanding of British values such as democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty” was being developed, was also commented on.

In other cases, schools were criticised for failing to do enough to foster respect for different social groups - one was told that it was “not a community in which people’s differences are sufficiently valued and respected”.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The course will consider the Inspection Handbook, and how to plan for an effective approach to British Values :

Defining spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
131. The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:
... ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values. 
132. The moral development of pupils is shown by their:
... ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England. Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions. Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
133. The social development of pupils is shown by their:
 use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and
elop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
134. The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:
... understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
... understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
... knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
... improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio- economic groups in the local, national and global communities.




Follow-up activities and support

Extra support will be given to individual schools as requested after the course.


This full day course will examine how British Values is being taught and embedded in a variety of Outstanding Primary Schools. There will be examples of cross curricular teaching activities, and guidelines for managers to take back into school to enure that they are clear about the latest Ofsted guidance. Practical examples and resources will be given as part of the course.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.