Category Archives: British values

What is perhaps the most effective way to prevent radicalisation among your students?

Despite the counter-terrorism duties of schools (which include: assessing the risk of students being drawn into terrorism,working closely with your LA, training staff to identify at-risk children, keeping students safe online, and managing prayer and faith facilities), educating your students about terrorism is perhaps the most effective way to prevent radicalisation.

Which is why Brilliant Publications has produced

Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher’s Handbook for Addressing Extremism

This practical handbook provides an objective resource to enable secondary school teachers to tackle the complex subjects of terrorism and radicalisation with confidence. It sets political violence within a broad context of perceived injustice, using familiar emotions of anger to introduce the notion of grievance (a precursor of all forms of terrorism).

The resource covers issues of citizenship, human rights, respect, civil and political engagement, identity, and how we identify with others while examining different forms of violence, from historical precedents to more recent examples of 21st century terrorism.

The handbook considers the causes and consequences of terrorism, what terrorists do, and why they do it; how to differentiate between the reasons, goals, and methods of terrorists; why the media and terrorism are inextricably linked; what makes terrorism start; and what factors bring the cycle of terrorism to an end.

Your students are invited to explore the process of reconciliation, taking Northern Ireland and South Africa as examples, as well as being encouraged to consider the definition of “terrorism” and debate fact and bias through examining the role of the media.

You can order Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher’s Handbook for Addressing Extremism on our website either in PDF for £13.99 or as a hardcopy book for £19.99. There is also the option to buy the hardcopy and PDF together at a discounted price of £24.19.

For more information and to see sample pages visit Alternatively, you can contact us by phone on 01449 766629 or by email at

Brilliant Publications,
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IP14 5ND.


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Delivering British Values at Key Stage 2: a strategy to embed British Values

Following the momentous events of last month’s EU Referendum it has never been more important to make pupils aware of their ability to change the world around them through casting their democratic vote.

!cid_76c94d5dfe5e4f33294aeb2a1dc3fd2f Developed with advice from highly experienced primary school PSHE practitioners our British Values series of books and learning resources provide thought provoking, fun and a highly effective strategy to embed an understanding of the concepts of democracy, freedom, the importance of the rule of law and respecting the faiths and beliefs of others.

Books and learning resources also provide an excellent response to guidance from the Department for Education in November 2014, that all schools must now have a clear strategy for embedding British Values showing how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.

Ofsted and the independent inspectorates now take the work of schools in this area into account during inspections.

The British Values Starter Bundle – £50 a whole year of British Values class activities

Two copies of each of five British Values books (RRP £3.99 per book):

  •   It’s The Law!
  •   Looking After Britain
  •   Our Country, Our World
  •   Let’s Vote On It!
  •   God Bless The Queen

With a broad range of comprehension and discussion activities for individuals and the whole class. The chatty and highly accessible style of the books makes them ideal for directed reading activities.


Two Posters:

A British Values Poster beautifully illustrated featuring colourful and highly memorable cast of British Values characters.


A Class British Values Strategy & Progress Poster with colourful stickers for the class to be able to record class British Values activities providing visual evidence of a strategy in action
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Sheets of fun stickers


Featuring the cast of fun British Values’ characters. Use the stickers on the Strategy and Progress Poster or to reward individual achievement.


Click here for details on how to get your Starter Bundle