Leading SMSC across the Curriculum

This conference will be online:-

  • Presenters are presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A short task between the two sessions
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December, sessions will be 4pm to 6:30pm on both days.

Pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development has been important since its inception in 1944. As schools open more widely and have to teach Relationships (and Sex) and Health Education, how do we ensure high-quality SMSC and ‘British Values’ post-COVID – such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ and post-Brexit – throughout the curriculum.

Statutory Guidance June 2019

School Inspection Handbook

  • So what does high-quality SMSC look like across the curriculum?
  • How does R(S)HE / PSHE link with SMSC
  • What will ISI or Ofsted expect?
  • Why might this be important in a post-COVID, #BLM and post-Brexit world?
  • How does this link to attainment and school improvement?

Ofsted have said: Before making the final judgement on overall effectiveness, inspectors will always consider the SMSC development of pupils…

Attending this course will enable delegates to understand and explain to colleagues:

  • The rationale for high quality SMSC
  • The links between R(S)HE SMSC and ‘British Values’
  • Developing SMSC & FBV across the curriculum
  • How to we manage local, national and international values?
  • What do ISI or Ofsted expect?
  • How does this link to attainment and school improvement?

Clear Approaches and Strategies

This course is practical and interactive. Teachers will leave with a clear set of strategies and interventions to lead and develop SMSC across their school.

Section 1 - Identity

  • What is my identity?
  • What do we mean by values?
  • What does it mean to be British?

Section 2 – The Policy context How to make sense of, and understand the links between:

  • The Equality act (2010)
  • Prevent strategy (2011)
  • Teachers standards (2011)
  • SMSC (2013)
  • Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC (2014)
  • Character benchmarks (2019)
  • Relationships (and sex) and health education (2020)
  • What measurable impact might the impact of SMSC and FBV?

Section 3 – What does this mean for my teaching?

Section 4 – How might we celebrate being British?

  • What are British values?
  • Concerns and contradictions

Section 5 – Should we always support ‘British’ values?

  • Values in a ‘post truth world’
  • Are these not ‘universal values?
  • British values in a terrorist-threatened society?
  • How do we teach British values post Brexit?

Section 6 – What about ISI and Ofsted?

Section 7 – Looking ahead

Presenter Profile

John Rees is passionately committed to improving the learning and life chances of children and young people, through the professional development of individuals and organizations.
Seconded from secondary school leadership, John lead the transformation of a 2-school research project at Exeter University, into an evidence-based, behaviourally-effective, multi-agency wellbeing programme with 200+ schools across the UK and overseas, with unique evidence of health benefit and educational improvement.
Since 2005 John has worked with Local Authorities, schools, charities and commercial groups across the UK and abroad to provide coaching and training, to support school improvement. This is predominantly around R(S)HE / PSHE, behaviour management and SMSC to support school improvement and improve the learning and life chances of children and young people, and the adults who work with, and for, them.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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