Friday 6th January saw Blackburn Central High School host their first British values conference.
The conference gave primary and secondary school leaders a clearer understanding of what is meant by ‘Fundamental British Values’ and how to embed these in their school, to support learning and meet a range of statutory responsibilities, including community cohesion.
This conference will help to ensure that mutual respect and tolerance are at the heart of their school community, and that students are well prepared for life in modern democratic Britain.
Equally relevant to faith schools, those with no religious designation and with very diverse faith communities.
This was an opportunity for both primary and secondary schools to learn about tools for self-assessment, review classroom resources, share good practice and consider how to address common challenges they face.
Resources to support the conference are available to purchase from the Multicultural Bookshop (Bradford).
We’d like to thank our keynote speakers John Rees (@) and Bill Bolloten (@), plus community faith coordinator Afrasiab Anwar, Prevent coordinator Medina Patel, Aamir Darr, and our own Head of EAL Gillian Booth, and leader of whole school digital technologies Reuben Robertson, who all presented workshops on the day.
For information on our other conferences and training opportunites please contact Mrs S Hussain on 01254 505700 or SHussain365@bchs.co.uk