Module Two discusses the key legislation surrounding the development of important equality and diversity policy in the UK. There is particular attention paid to the Equality Act 2010 and its importance and application in schools with information on OFSTED policies and expectations for schools.
Practical Integration of British Values in Schools
The OFSTED ‘School Inspection Handbook’ states that schools are still assessed on “ how well leaders promote British values through the curriculum, assemblies, wider opportunities, visits, discussions and literature”
It is important to mention that promoting British Values isn’t just about an annual assembly or additional collapsed lesson on the timetable, although these can of course help. It is much bigger than that, it is an ethos that we are trying to build within a school. However, it also isn’t about reinventing the wheel – the vast majority of schools already have a rich and varied SMSC curriculum which is already statutory– whatever type of school you work in. Therefore advise from the DfE is to promote British Values through SMSC and the broader curriculum.
Integrating SMSC in Schools
Several SMSC best practices are represented below images with accompanying text underneath. Learn about each method of integration by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have familiarised yourself with all points:
Expected Understanding and Knowledge of Pupils
The image below contains a list of expected understanding and knowledge on the part of pupils as a result of British Values teaching. Select each of the information icons (i) to help identify outcomes in your pupils:
Recommended Actions by Schools
Delivering British Values by Subject
Ten school subjects and suggested approaches to promoting British Values within each subject are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Learn about each suggested method via subject by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have familiarised yourself with all approaches:
Recommended Actions for Schools to Promote British Values
The image below contains a few potential actions that schools can take to promote British Values. Select each of the plus icons (+) to help identify outcomes in your pupils:
Module Two: Knowledge Test