SMSC and British Values

At Aldersley High School we are committed to promoting the fundamental British values of; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We take seriously the Department for Education when it states: ‘…Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.’

Our school motto of: Challenge Yourself, Be Prepared, and Show Respect unequivocally lays the foundation for teaching British values and SMSC. We are proud that we have this as the root of everything we do at Aldersley High school.

We have ensured that British Values are weaved throughout our curriculum offer and that they are supplemented and complimented by our assembly and form time programme. The aims of the programme are to:

  • Increase Cultural Capital
  • Cement British Values
  • Promote SMSC

We embrace diversity at Aldersley High School and have ensured that the curriculum on offer takes students on a journey around the world, and through elements of their community – both on and offline – that they may not be aware of. We have an extensive extra-curricular timetable that offers opportunities to students in the morning, lunchtime and after school. We are passionate about this offer as we know that a wide range of interests will help our students’ mental health, life chances and make them resilient.

Our knowledge-rich approach to teaching enables us to embed these values in every department. Furthermore, we have a robust RSE curriculum that is complimented by external visits, assembly and from time activities, and Enrichment lessons. A commitment to developing Cultural Capital means we are always taking opportunities to add diverse voices and narratives to our curriculum.

Most importantly, our students feel safe at Aldersley High School with excellent Pastoral support and guidance. All staff have completed the Prevent training and our Safeguarding team renew guidance on a regular basis.

Form Time Sessions

WeekForm Time TopicQuestions
W.C 22nd JanuaryClimate Change (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can we positively shape the future of our planet?
W.C 29th JanuaryLGBTQ+ History Month (FBV Respect & Tolerance)SQ: How can we further establish our Aldersley Community?
W.C 5th FebruaryNational Apprenticeship Week (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: What future careers paths are open to you?
W.C Spring 2PD & Careers Focus of  the WeekPD & Careers SQ of the Week
W.C 19th FebruaryInspirational Women in History (FBV Respect)SQ: How can we learn from inspirational people?
W.C 26th FebruaryAspirations Week (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: What are my aspirations?
W.C 4th MarchNational Careers Week (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: What careers are linked to my subjects?
W.C 11th MarchRamadan 10th March-9th April (FBV Respect)SQ: What is Ramadan?
W.C 18th MarchNeurodiversity Week (FBV Respect)SQ: What is Neurodiversity Week?
W.C Summer 1PD & Careers Focus of  the WeekPD & Careers SQ of the Week
W.C 8th AprilASL Incentive Launch (FBV Democracy)SQ: How can we receive further rewards?
W.C 15th AprilVaisakhi (Sikh)SQ: What is Vaisakhi?
13th April (FBV Respect)
W.C 22nd AprilEarth Day 22nd April (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can we protect our Earth?
W.C 29th AprilAmethyst 6th Assembly (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can I learn more about Amethyst 6th?
W.C 6th MayInternational Nurses Day 12th May (FBV Rule of Law)SQ: How can we show thanks to people who support our society?
W.C 13th MayNational Smile Month Begins 13th May (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can we support each other in our community?
W.C 20th MayWalk To School Week (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can we support our physical health?
W.C Summer 2PD & Careers Focus of  the WeekPD & Careers SQ of the Week
W.C 3rd JunePride Month (FBV Respect)SQ: How can we celebrate Pride Month?
W.C 10th JuneFinance Week (FBV Rule of Law)SQ: How can I learn further about personal finance?
W.C 17th JuneWindrush Day (FBV Respect)SQ: What is Windrush Day?
W.C 24th JuneSchool Diversity Week (FBV Respect)SQ: How do we celebrate diversity in school?
W.C 1st JulyTeam Aldersley (FBV Democracy)SQ: How can we continue to build Team Aldersley next academic year?
W.C 8th JulySummer Safety (FBV Individual Liberty)SQ: How can we remain safe over Summer?
W.C 15th JulyRewards WeekSQ: How can we celebrate our success?