The Public Sector in Britain is the ideal resource for Key Stage 3 pupils, explaining how public institutions and services work and how some public bodies such as the Police and the Army are accountable to Parliament while others, such as the Judiciary, are independent.
The book looks at and explains what the public section is, how services are funded and managed, funding and the role the Prime Minister and Parliament fit in.
Each chapter ends with activities for students.
- Introduction: how to read this book using critical thinking
- Introducing the public sector
- Calling the emergency services
- The emergency services
- Refuse collectors
- Looking after Britain’s roads
- Providing an education for every child
- Treating Britain – the NHS
- The national safety blanket – social care services
- Keeping Britian safe – the armed forces
- The Prime Minister and The Cabinet
- Managing Britain’s money: The Budget
- Do you remember?
Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, and the people who live in these countries are called British. The people of Northern Ireland may also call themselves British and together we make up the United Kingdom. This book is to help you learn about and come to understand some of the British Values we all share.
Part of the British Values series for Key Stage 3 students: Promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Aimed at Key Stage 3 this new range of books provides key Fundamental British Values content in a highly accessible and enjoyable format.
Chris graduated last year from Durham University with a First in English Literature. Prior to this, he attended Hampton School. Since June, he has been a freelance writer and travelled widely through Europe.
The book’s illustrator Zoe Sadler’s love of reading fairytales and her penchant for an old fashioned dip pen and ink inspire her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations. Brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire she studied at Dundee Univiersity’s renowned Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and left with a degree in Illustration. Zoe now lives and works on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight with her cat Mouse and dog Wilson.