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British Values: Getting it Right in a Week

British Values: Getting it Right in a Week

AUTHOR : By Sarah O'Shaugnessy and Lynn Salter Series edited by Susan Wallace

ISBN : 9781912096190

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jul 3, 2018

Extent : 92 pgs

ISBN : 9781912096183

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jun 18, 2018

Extent : 92 pgs


  • Do you really understand what teaching British values is all about?
  • Are british values woven into the fabric of your teaching?
  • Are you confident that you are meeting Ofsted requirements in relation to British values?

This book provides you with a simple, manageable framework to help you reflect on, improve and deeply embed British values in your classroom. It provides clear, accurate government definitions, and helps you ensure your classroom practices are inclusive, non-prejudicial and address cultural diversity within your school context. The text also enables you to understand and implement the Prevent strategy for safeguarding your learners. Designed to be read over a week, the book is divided into seven concise and practical chapters detailing clear strategies, how they might be applied, with links to relevant underpinning laws or theories.



  1. Day 1: Exploring British Values and school values 

    Day 2: Individual liberty: freedom and responsibilities

    Day 3: Rule of Law: reasons for rules 

    Day 4: Democracy and citizenship: pupil voice and choice

    Day 5: Mutual respect: valuing difference

    Day 6: Tolerance: learning in a multi-faith society

    Day 7: Prevent: developing global citizenship 

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Lynn Salter is a senior lecturer on Bath Spa University’s Early Years and Primary PGCE. She has led the development of a series of seminars entitled Teaching in a Diverse Society which include challenging assumptions, exploring British values and equipping teachers to meet the needs of all types of vulnerable learners. Her work draws on teaching experience spanning early years to KS2. As a senior school leader, she was accountable for safeguarding children and proud to lead a Value’s Education school. She has worked as an international training and development consultant with a specialism in workplace equality and diversity. Her work has brought her into contact with a wide range of people who share her passion for inclusion, values education and achievement for all.

Sarah O’Shaughnessy is a senior lecturer on Bath Spa University’s Early Years and Primary PGCE and undergraduate Education Studies degree. She has led the development of the Teaching in a Diverse Society strand. Throughout this development and within her university teaching she draws on her own classroom teaching experience, which spans the primary age range and a variety of schools across the UK. She has a passion for children’s rights, pupil voice, philosophy for children and global citizenship. 

Susan Wallace is Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University where, for many years, part of her role was to support learning on the initial training courses for teachers in the FE sector.  She has researched and published extensively on education, training and management of behaviour, and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Her particular interests are in mentoring and the motivation and behaviour of students.

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