In June 2014, David Cameron emphasised the important role that British values can play in education. Subsequently, how well a school promotes such values has become an aspect of Ofsted’s inspection process.The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many cultures throughout the world - a more accurate term, therefore, would be the promotion of 'human values'.
At Chilvers Coton this is not an entirely new concept as we have always promoted positive human values throughout the curriculum and in everything we do. British values, therefore, are at the heart of our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development (SMSC) and this can be seen running though our curriculum, our assemblies, our Religious Education and Personal & Social education. On the other hand, we would also actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Below are just a few examples of how we promote British values. The first link shows how British values (according to Ofsted) are already being taught within our school, especially in the Early Years. The second link is to units of planning in Key Stage 1 that further explore British values and culture.