Best-reviewed British values resources

Victoria Haughton
03rd November 2017
Red telephone boxes symbolising the different aspects of British values

Top-rated assemblies and tasks to help you teach British values in school

Since 2014, teachers have been required to promote British values in class, taking care to cover the key themes of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs.

To help you we’ve selected some of our favourite activities, designed to promote thought and stimulate discussion among your students. What are you waiting for?

Introductory presentations and ideas

What are the different British values and how can you promote them? Help younger learners understand what it means to be British with this informative guide, jam-packed with ideas on how to run your very own themed day. Alternatively, provide pupils with an overview of the different core values with this introductory assembly.

Once students are comfortable, ensure that your lessons leave them with the tools to successfully implement the fundamental principles in day-to-day life this selection of top tips. Or, why not take some inspiration from this differentiated scheme of work, full of engaging tasks?

Promoting SMSC - British Values - informative assembly and guidance on running a British Values Day

I recently ran a very successful British Values Day. I began the day by inviting parents/carers/governors in and delivered the attached assembly presentation to them as well as to pupils. I then gave each class a value of their own (see guidance). Classes were able to be as creative as they liked but were asked to give me one outstanding piece of display work so I could create a British Values display at the entrance of the school (see photo of display). Pupils dressed-up in their cultural clothes or wore red/blue/white and all brought in a 'gold coin donation' to give to charity.

The assembly goes through each of the British Values and their meanings. There is a song and video clip attached as well as a short quiz at the end. Promoting British Values is extremely important, Ofsted say: 'Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are at the heart of the school’s work.'

Powerpoint could also be used for a KS2 lesson on British Values.

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By landoflearning

Promoting British Values Primary Assembly

This assembly is meant as an introduction to teaching about British values
By janineb

Bringing the fundamental British values to life

Some pointers to ensure the fundamental British values resonate with your pupils and that they are on track as they learn to put them into action in safe, supportive school environments and are increasingly empowered so they can participate more and more and make positive contributions to life in modern Britain.

British Values Citizenship Scheme of Work KS3

Citizenship Resources: A detailed, well differentiated, 6 page scheme of work originally written for Year 8 to introduce them to British Values.

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Activities and lessons

Remind students of core national values while decorating your classroom with these explanatory posters, before challenging them to think about British identity with this thought-provoking presentation.

Continue to delve into the specifics of democracy, rule of law and tolerance in Britain with this pack of easily adaptable presentations, ideal for stimulating tutor time discussion. Similarly, encourage a healthy political debate with these hard-hitting topic cards.

British Values Display

A series of clear posters and labels which name the 5 British Values and give a brief child-friendly statement in explanation.

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

What it means to be British

A lesson looking at what makes us British.
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By KatherineBriggs

British Values Sept 2016

These presentations are an updated version of the enormously popular ones downloaded by schools across the country in the last year.

Together with the Introduction to British Values 2016 ppt - which is a completely new presentation for Autumn 2016 - these Ppts can be forwarded to tutors and delivered in tutor time throughout the year. Or in what ever way suits your school.

There is a small charge of £7.00 for my Introduction to British Values Autumn 2016 ppt. It’s a very simple process to purchase through TES. As teachers, you will appreciate the time, research and creativity which has gone into the 38 slides of the Introduction to British Values 2016 ppt. It is a quality resource, so you won't be disappointed. Your download of Introduction to British Values - after TES's fee and its tax reduction - will ensure that can continue creating these and other resources.

Today, Ofsted requires all schools ‘to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’ We will explore each of these in the SMSC4SCHOOLS ' Autumn Term 2016 British Values' ppt presentations..

Also available from SMSC4SCHOOLS is my weekly Thought for the Week, sent directly to your email each Sunday, for you to share with tutors and staff. The annual subscription for this service is £195.00. Go to and email me to sign up for this weekly Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural activity-based Ppt presentation; which incorporates recent news and calendar events within a literacy theme. This Ppt can be delivered in 15 - 60 min tutorial/assembly.

I am also available to deliver workshops in your school on a variety of themes including British Values, Spirituality and Careers Counselling (for either tutors or students).

Thank you. Have a good year.

British Values- Discussion Cards

Sixteen quite hard hitting topics for discussion on British Values. Maybe it's time to really get your students thinking, debating, agreeing, disagreeing, talking! Give them the cards and step back- let them chat and discuss and make up their own minds about what it really means to be young ( or old) and British in the 21st century.

Plus one 'places in Britain' poster for the class.
By LearnersLabyrinth

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