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Ofsted: rural schools ‘failing to promote British values’

A report in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph has highlighted concerns from Sir Michael Wilshaw following a series of Ofsted reports criticising schools across Wiltshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Hampshire and Kent for failing to prepare pupils for ‘life in Britain today’ following a series of no notice inspections by Ofsted. 

Limited guidance has, until now been available to support schools with understanding what ‘British Values’ are and how these can be embedded into a curriculum in a way that unites rather than divides a community.

Herts for Learning, the UK’s largest not-for-profit Schools’ Company, has recognised the challenge and opportunity this brings for schools and will be hosting a one day national conference on Wednesday 3rd December 2014, focussed on ‘Embedding British Values – preparing young people for life in modern Britain’.

With keynote speakers Sir Trevor McDonald and Saira Khan, the conference will include a series of seminars and practical workshops to support school leaders, and will particularly focus on embedding British Values from an inspection perspective.

Promoting British Values is a challenge facing schools across the UK and attendance is a must for all schools not yet confident with the agenda.

We look forward to working with you to address this challenge and to ensure that all our young people are fully prepared for life in modern Britain.