Leading SMSC Development & British Values

About the course

The quality of a school’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is central to its ethos. Its importance is emphasised in the Ofsted framework, particularly in relation to leadership, management and overall effectiveness of the school. This one-day course, led by qualified and experienced teacher-advisors, balances input with reflection and interactivity and guides participants in developing SMSC, meeting requirements for British values and planning curriculum approaches to the Prevent Duty in their own school context. The course is fully updated to cover August 2016 Ofsted changes and British values.

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.

Outstanding Ofsted School Inspection Handbook August 2016


At the end of the course, you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of what SMSC development and British values look like in a school
  • Be aware of Ofsted inspection and DfE expectations in this area
  • Be equipped with the knowledge needed to create and implement a whole school strategy for SMSC, British values and curriculum approaches to the Prevent Duty
  • Take home a number of resources which exemplify SMSC and British values development and approaches that protect from radicalisation in all its forms, as well as audit tools and a PowerPoint for a staff meeting to disseminate the learning, available exclusively to course delegates
  • Understand how to evidence and evaluate the impact of SMSC

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at headteachers and senior and middle leaders leading on SMSC, British values, and curriculum approaches to the Prevent Duty

How to book

To book a place on a course please use the booking form on this page.

I would like to reiterate what I said on the day. Absolutely brilliant course run by two exceptionally enthusiastic, knowledgeable individuals. I’m pretty modest in my praise most of the time but it was terrific!

Patrick Barrett, Assistant Principal, The Eastwood Academy, Leigh-on-Sea

The advisor knowledge is amazing and the session covered everything using a variety of activities and information. The resources were excellent and ongoing support was offered. This has been the best CPD I have ever attended!

Rachel Williams, Teacher, The Academy, Selsey