Real Conversations, British Values and SMSC Development

Real Conversations is an ambitious national programme that is reinventing community relations across the UK. Its core principle is that only by having difficult conversations –conversations that are often avoided because they are potentially divisive –can we understand the point of view of others.

How can Real Conversations help your school?

Teachers are aware of the need to tackle complex and controversial topics, but maybe daunted by the challenges and risks of broaching issues that provoke strong emotions. Real Conversations gives students the opportunity to do this in a safe space and provides a model for discussing tough questions productively.
Our workshops fit well into the curriculum for PSHE, Citizenship and other areas, ensuring that students are exposed to real-life complex situations in a structured setting. Students gain life skills to enable them to have difficult conversations about topics that have meaning for them.
 

How can Real Conversations help your students?

The transferable skills learnt by pupils can be applied to all kinds of conflicts in their future school life and we welcome the opportunity to discuss with schools the possibility of embedding Real Conversations values throughout school life.

Practicalities

We are currently seeking Muslim or Jewish groups to work with between January and May 2020. We are also willing to discuss other group dynamics.
Schools signing up for Real Conversations programmes to be run in the school year 2019-20 will not be charged a fee. To find out if Real Conversations could be right for your school, or to have an informal conversation about the project, please be in touch at the contact points below.

Contact
07513 729991
Nasar Fiaz, Project Manager
nasar@realconversations.org.uk


Opportunity

Published: 24/02/2020
Audience: Headteachers and senior and middle leaders leading on SMSC British values, Heads of Year 9 & 10,
Contact: Nasar Fiaz

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