British Values & SMSC

As part of our duty to support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development teachers are expected to actively promote British values. 


Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools – DfE guidance for maintained schools.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – sets out the fundamental human rights the United Nations seeks to promote and protect worldwide.

Best reviewed British values resources – a collection of the resources from the TES. 

Greater depth

Dealing with controversial issues – guidance for teachers and schools on teaching about controversial issues from Young Citizens 

Lessons and resources – cross-curricular resources to support the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship, SMSC and British values from Go-givers .

Talking about values in the classroom – Citizenship Foundation's professional development unit to introduce teachers to a method of working with stories that enable learners to develop skills in thinking and talking about moral issues. 

Fundamental British Values in the Early Years – PACEY's guidance for early years practitioners for the promotion of British values.