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1 quick way to promote British values.

Schools are now required to promote British values as part of their SMSC provision, but many educators struggle to find ways to integrate this into teaching.

Discovery Education Secondary’s Trending Topics resources provide daily and weekly updating news stories for schools, produced specifically for a KS3-KS4 audience, which will help you to embed British values into your daily teaching. The news bulletins are produced in partnership with the award winning ITN Productions team.

Foster discussion, debate and critical thinking

The Trending Topics resources provide a quick and easy way to:

  • increase students’ knowledge of current affairs
  • encourage a wider sense of engagement with the world
  • build students' understanding of their role in society

The short, bulletin-style format used in the Daily news makes it ideal for use in tutor time and assemblies. The stories covered can be used to provoke lively discussion, encourage debate and promote critical thinking. You can use the news archive and Collections to see how stories develop over time and encourage students to re-avaluate their opinions.

Watch sample bulletins

Weekly News

Updated every Monday during term time, News in depth focuses on two stories with curriculum relevance. They are supported with an accompanying teacher guide, a transcript and an interactive quiz to check students' understanding.

Job losses for British steel: Teacher guide | Transcript
3D printing for the blind: Teacher guide | Transcript

Create and share with ease

To make the best use of all of the resources available, we also provide you with a set of creative and flexible digital tools. These tools will enable you to create personalised resources to support differentiation, and give students a new way to engage in lessons.

Assignment Builder

Assignment Builder

Quickly build and store assignments for your students, using Discovery Education Secondary content and your own uploaded resources.

Board Builder

Board Builder

A fun and visual way for teachers and students to create digital pin-boards featuring video, text and images.

Quiz Builder

Quiz Builder

Assess your students' understanding by creating and assigning interactive, self-marking quizzes.

A partner shares

We're incorporating the news service into tutorial. This is a whole school initiative driven by me, but that drive is made a lot easier by the fact everything is attractive, it's quick, so children don't have to sit through half an hour of news, and it has positively impacted on our tutorial lessons.

Sam Andrews, Literacy Co-ordinator
Eckington School

Get these resources today!

Discovery Education Secondary’s Trending Topics service will support the promotion of British values across your school, and save you time searching for appropriate resources.

You can get these resources today in one of two ways: as an individual low price annual subscription, or as part of a whole school annual subscription to the full service.

Option 1: by department

This subscription option provides access to the Trending Topics resources only. You can also get these resources as a part of a whole school subscription. Learn more

Develop digital pinboards that combine videos and images from the service, with your own text.

Create short formative assessments for a quick check of your students' understanding.

Produce and allocate assignments for students and classes, using resources from the service as well as your own.

Share and assign resources to students by uploading your student data into the service.

A 60-second round-up of the day's major headlines, perfect for use in assembly or tutor time.

A bulletin consisting of two stories of particular curriculum relevance which are looked at in depth, and accompanied by teacher notes and a quiz to check understanding.

12 month contract

£350 per year

Order online

Option 2: whole school

English, Maths, Science, Computer Science, Geography, History, French, German, Spanish, Art & Design, Business, Design & Technology, Music, PE, PSHE and Religious Studies.

Develop digital pinboards that combine videos and images from the service, with your own text.

Create short formative assessments for a quick check of your students' understanding.

Produce and allocate assignments for students and classes, using resources from the service as well as your own.

Share and assign resources to students by uploading your student data into the service.

A 60-second round-up of the day's major headlines, perfect for use in assembly or tutor time.

A bulletin consisting of two stories of particular curriculum relevance which are looked at in depth, and accompanied by teacher notes and a quiz to check understanding.

12 month contract (Please contact us for multi-year subscriptions)

£2,800 per year

Order online

School FTE lower than 100?
Subscription available for £1,000 per year