Kindred Spirits – Shared Values
A year-long school linking project exploring British Values with criticality and integrity
With British Values high on school agendas, schools across the country are expected to demonstrate that they are implementing this aspect of values education throughout the curriculum.
We were conscious that teaching British Values in a simplistic way can be highly problematic, so we run an established project involving national-level links between primary and special schools in London and the East Midlands building on our expertise in the field of development education.
From rural Derbyshire to urban London, what do these children have in common, and what is distinct about their lives?
We heard their worlds through the mouthpieces of their dictaphones. Shared Values celebrated the diverse communities our children come from, and the multiplicity of their voices.
The project started in 2015, earning it mentions in Outstanding Ofsted reports.
‘In all honesty, I had no idea how to teach British Values until this course.’