Film for schools examines British values

Published on 18 March 2016

A FILM has been produced for schools exploring what makes up ‘fundamental British values.’

The film will be used in school RE (religious education) lessons as well as at training events for teachers.

The idea is to help both teachers and young people to understand the concept of ‘British values’ – such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The film asks children and young people what they understand about British values, and offers an insight into how issues around British values could be discussed in schools.  

It has been developed by SACRE – the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. SACRE is a statutory body which all education authorities have. It helps to set the syllabus for, and ensure standards in, RE teaching.

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor responsible for schools, said: “This film will be a cutting-edge resource for Leicester teachers, on a very topical subject.

“It’s extremely important that British values are openly discussed in our schools, so that students can develop a shared identity and feel part of the wider community, whatever their personal background.

“Leicester is a great example of how British values can become embedded across diverse communities, so I’m very pleased that we were able to provide this resource through SACRE.”