Promoting British Values in schools
In 2014 the Department for Education (England) told all schools to promote British Values through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. Ofsted pay attention to how schools are promoting British values and therefore teachers and headteachers are looking for ways to ensure all students are aware and engaged in this process.
In this project, we have created two GIF templates using Adobe Photoshop to create motion based digital images carrying key messages to display on whiteboards and digital signage around the school.
We have based this specific project on a primary aged focus but feel the same process could be applied to any phase and subject area of educational practice. We also feel this could easily be a fantastic opportunity for any teacher to spend a few sessions in the computer lab building their first Adobe Photoshop project whilst delivering an interesting discussion on democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (or those with none).
- The actual government advice can be found here.
- The Citizenship Foundation offer some good advice and reading on this matter here.
- Finally, this site is a great resource related to promoting British Values for teachers, parents and school leaders, click here.
So, to get started we have created a couple of templates that you can edit to personalise with your own messages. You will need Adobe Photoshop and a little Photoshop know how. I have made a short video to demonstrate how to edit and make an animated Gif that could be used by any teacher in any classroom to promote the school "Values" agenda.
All the files you need are available in this shared Creative Cloud folder: https://adobe.ly/2EtOQzR
The video tutorial is here.
To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.