Webinar XI

Webinar XI: RE & Values Education

The role of ‘values education’ in schools & community cohesion

Tuesday 14th July 2015 | 4:00pm–4:45pm (45 minutes)

Values consistently come up in debates about community cohesion and integration – and tend to be a contested term.
When we talk about values, we are talking about the principles, standards, convictions and beliefs that people adopt as their guidelines in daily activities. They are a set of consistent measures and behaviours that individuals choose to practice in the pursuit of doing what is right or what is expected of them by society. Most laws and legislation are shaped by human values.

Schools play an important role in shaping the values of their pupils. But how do they build these values within their curriculum, extra-curricular activities and policies? What is the relationship between values and Fundamental British values? How can schools benefit from the impact of work around values?

Consequently, this webinar will help teachers   
  • Consider the role of values education in schools;
  • Demonstrate how values education can contribute effectively to spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development in pupils;
  • Consider the relationship between shared human values and the aims of liberal education
  • Provide ideas for the classroom that can promote values.


Claire Clinton, Religious Education Advisor

Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education.  She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for eight years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council. 

You can view the webinar here.
You can view the accompanying presentation here.