Training for SMSC & British Values

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of students is at the heart of school life. It connects to school culture and ethos  and it is inspected by Ofsted.

Training for Leading SMSC across a school. 

Our course, “Leading Outstanding SMSC Development and British Values: from class to whole school” is ideal for senior school leaders to support them to develop strategies for incorporating SMSC and British values into their school curriculum,  culture and ethos. This training equips  leaders with the tools needed to train their own staff in SMSC development.

Our next course is tbc  at The Innovation Centre, Peckover Street, Bradford.  Cost £100 (£50 to Bradford Schools) Please see booking form below.

Staff Meetings in your school on positive curriculum approaches to SMSC including British values. We also offer the option for our team to deliver in house training to teachers and staff to help them understand how to implement SMSC values into the curriculum and their day to day work. Contact if you would like to discuss booking us to deliver. We charge £150 for a staff meeting in the Bradford District. Contact us for prices in other areas.

Review and support in school for SMSC. The Linking Network offers bespoke review and support to schools who wish to review their provision and impact on SMSC including British values and in so doing review the impact and strength of their culture and ethos. This process can include: staff meeting in your school,student interviews, SMSC walks, policy review. This support is available to secondary, primary and special schools. For a discussion please contact us at

Leading SMSC Development and British Values

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 half 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 in their own school context. The course is fully updated to cover September 2019 Ofsted changes.

Please also see our reading for SMSC leaders


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 September 2018 

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 and British values
  • 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

The course is aimed at Headteachers and senior and middle leaders leading on SMSC and curriculum approaches to British values.

Book a place on a Course

  • tbc The Innovation Centre, Peckover Street, Bradford Registration, lunch and refreshments from 12.15pm Cost £100 (£50 for Bradford Schools)
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