British Values

SMSC is embedded into our curriculum and teaching staff plan for opportunities to develop students’ ability to reflect on their learning.  Our curriculum, our assembly programme, our tutor time programme and our Student Voice programme ensure SMSC is wide ranging.

Student Voice elections provide an opportunity for students to engage in decision making and democratic processes. Students are actively encourage to respect everyone in our community and to ensure that everyone in our community is treated equally. Spiritual development is about how students reflect on their own beliefs and how they respect the feelings and values of others. Moral development can be seen in the decisions students make between right and wrong, how they put their actions right and reflect on those actions. Social development includes a respect for individual liberty and the law. We prepare students for a positive life in modern Britain both through our ACHIEVE agenda and learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Students participate and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities and have an appreciation of cultural influences that shape their lives and the lives of others. All staff have received PREVENT strategy training and workshops will be provided for students.

Spiritual: Helps students consider and respond to questions of meaning and purpose in life, to consider and respond to questions about the nature of values in society.

Moral: Helps students consider aspects of morality by using knowledge skills and understanding of religious and ethical teaching enabling them to make responsible and informed judgements about religious and moral issues.

Social: Helps students develop their sense of identity and belonging by preparing them for life as responsible citizens in an increasingly diverse world.

Cultural: Helps foster students' awareness and understanding of a range of beliefs and practices in the community and the wider world, and by exploring issues within and between faiths. This will develop their understanding of the cultural contexts within which they and others live.

PSHE aims to create a more thoughtful, spiritual, cooperative, compassionate generation of citizens who are skilful in resolving social, environmental, economic, and political world problems. At Gable Hall School we aim to develop the whole child so that they are enterprising, resilient, creative problem solvers who can take their place in society and make a difference to the world.

 

 

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Year 7

Fundamental Skills - Introduction to the Learner Profile

Identities & Relationships 1 - Family & Relationships

Personal & Cultural Expression 1 - Identity & Diversity

Identities & Relationships 2 - Drugs & Puberty

Fairness & Development 1 - Rights & Responsibilities

Fairness & Development 2 - Charities

Year 8

Fundamental Skills - Introduction to the Learner Profile

Identities & Relationships 3 - Living together in the UK

Globalisation & Sustainability 1 - War & Conflict

Globalisation & Sustainability 1 - United Nations

Identities & Relationships 4 - SRE & Drugs

Personal & Cultural Expression 2 - Healthy Lifestyles

Year 9

Fundamental Skills - Introduction to the Learner Profile

Scientific & Technical Innovation 1 - My Skills, My Future

Identities & Relationships 5 - Drugs

Orientation in Time & Space 1 - UK’s Place in the World

Personal & Cultural Expression 3 - Resilience, Stress & Pressure

Globalisation & Sustainability 3 - Consumer Rights

Year 10

Fundamental Skills - Introduction to the Learner Profile

Identities & Relationships 6 - SRE

Fairness & Development 3 - Crime & Justice

Scientific & Technical Innovation 2 - Your Work, Your Future

Personal & Cultural Expression 4 - Stress, Exams & Mental Health

Revision and exam preparation.

Year 11

Fundamental Skills - Introduction to the Learner Profile

Identities & Relationships 6 - Sex and Relationships

 

 

 

 

The curriculum content is flexible to allow for impromptu topic delivery to a particular form or year group as the need arises. These specific issues may range from amongst others; bereavement, relationships or friendships and can be requested by students, tutors or parents in response to a particular issue within a form or year group

The school’s motto is ‘Knowledge Nurtures Wisdom’ and this is underpinned by the ACHIEVE principal which is woven into all aspects of our work within the school.  ACHIEVE focuses upon 7 key qualities that the school community aspires to.

  • ASPIRE TO BE OUR BEST
  • COMMIT TO OUR LEARNING
  • HOLD HIGH STANDARDS IN EVERYTHING WE DO
  • INVOLVE OURSELVES IN OUR COMMUNITY
  • ENGAGE IN ALL OPPORTUNITIES
  • VALUE, CARE FOR AND RESPECT EACH OTHER
  • EQUALITY RESILIENCE

Assemblies:

Our assemblies at Gable Hall follow the SMSC and British Values including cultural development. The Heads of Year are responsible for delivering the assembly based around the topics / themes linked to the wellbeing tutor time program.  Assemblies include topic / themes are based around:

Resilience Assembly, Achievement and Aspiration Assembly, Attendance Assembly, Anti-bullying Assembly, Child Exploitation, Mental Health Assembly, Behaviour Assembly, Inequality Assembly, Fake News Assembly, Brexit Assembly, Kindness Assembly, Careers Assembly, Autism Awareness Assembly, Black History Assembly, Fresh Starts Assembly, Mental Health / Exam stress assembly, End of Term Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well the seven key qualities of ACHIEVE, our school community focuses on five character traits that we believe are key for students to develop into successful and responsible young people ready for life in modern Britain.  The character traits support our ACHIEVE qualities and school values.

These character traits are reinforced both in lessons through classroom activities and out of lessons through our assembly and tutor programme as well as the wide range of opportunities offered by the school.  These ‘5Rs’ are:

Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflection

 

 

Gable Hall Weekly Outline of Out of School Hours Learning Activities

Life at Gable Hall is about more than just benefiting from well taught lessons. We are committed to providing a wide range of opportunities for our students outside lessons.

These include:

  • clubs and teams for boys and girls across a range of sports
  • music, dance and drama clubs, trips and productions
  • cultural trips both in Britain and abroad
  • skiing trips every year
  • after-school subject-based clubs
  • homework club in the library
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award and Cadets

We also actively encourage students to get involved in developing the out of school hours learning programme by getting them involved in bidding for the out of school activities that they want to do.

 

CLUBS FAIR

During the third week in September we hold a clubs fair at lunch time in the theatre which gives students and teachers the chance to meet and talk about what activities are available out of school hours throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to run stalls about each club alongside teachers. This is a great opportunity for year 7 students and students new to the school to find out more about the wealth of extra-curricular activities available at Gable Hall School.

 

INTERVENTIONS AND PASTORAL CURRICULUM

VISION

Due to the complex demographic of the local area, pastoral care is key to inclusion because students need to feel a sense of belonging with consistent boundaries and effective routines.  The pastoral team will ensure that students are fit for school and able to thrive.  In addition to this, whole school priorities such as, literacy, Knowledge is Power and Character is Key will be delivered through the tutor time and assembly programme.  Our approach aims to ensure that students leave as well-rounded individuals who are able to access opportunities and successfully cope with the challenges faced in modern day Britain.  This programme is implemented by all year teams in a sequenced and well-considered manner to fulfil this vision by the time students leave Gable Hall.

INTENT

British Values   SMSC   Character is Key   Knowledge is Power   Careers   OSHL

To develop a pastoral curriculum which:

  • Teaches and consolidates British Values in a range of contexts, including promoting democracy and the individual’s role in society through effective student leadership;
  • Explores the breadth of the SMSC curriculum;
  • Provides students with the opportunity to establish their future career paths and give their learning a context;
  • Explores the values of a successful individual in society through the Character is Key and Knowledge is Power programme;
  • Engaging and motivating student success through the reward programme that includes the ACHIEVE agenda, inter-form competition and other competitive activities;
  • Enabling students to recognise online and offline risks to their wellbeing;
  • Promotes difference as a positive and provides an inclusive environment that fosters a culture of success for all and endorses equality;
  • Any other area responsive to the needs of individual year groups, including the context in which they operate;
  • To support the whole school curriculum by devoting time to deliver initiatives and projects;
  • Supports Heads of Department by analysing performance data and identifying students who need additional support or intervention;
  • Advertises and actively promotes out of hours learning to support our healthy schools agenda;
  • Develops a network of external experts to harness opportunities for work experience.

OUTCOMES

The above will be assessed through:

  • Support Report monitoring;
  • Student and staff questionnaires;
  • Parental responses;
  • Student voice;
  • OSHL participation figures;
  • SMSC audit

 

RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION

As part of our Personal Social and Health Education curriculum, students are taught about the importance of healthy relationships.  The curriculum is planned to deliver knowledge needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds.  Students are informed about how to keep themselves safe and healthy and have good relationships with others.  Our programmes of study build on essential knowledge covering different types of relationships and how to recognise healthy and unhealthy relationships of all kinds.  In addition, the curriculum covers how relationships can affect health and wellbeing.  This aspect is further developed by taking safety online into account.  Factual knowledge about sex, sexual health and sexuality are taught within the context of relationships.

Student Voice elections provide an opportunity for students to engage in decision making and democratic processes.  Students are actively encouraged to respect everyone in our community and to ensure that everyone in our community is treated equally.  Spiritual development is about how students reflect on their own beliefs and how they respect the feelings and values of others.  Moral development can be seen in the decisions students make between right and wrong, how they put their actions right and reflect on those actions.  Social development includes a respect for individual liberty and the law.  We prepare students for a positive life in modern Britain both through our ACHIEVE agenda and learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.  Students participate and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities and have an appreciation of cultural influences that shape their lives and the lives of others.

Fundamental British Values form an essential part of our SMSC work both in and out of the classroom.  We plan for our students to engage with opportunities that encourage them to take on the fundamental values of democracy, respect for the rule of the law, respect for others and respect for individual liberties.  These values are wholly supported by our Character is Key 5Rs and the ACHIEVE agendas.

OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS LEARNING (OSHL)

The curriculum is more than just the taught curriculum.  At Gable Hall we offer students a broad range of opportunities and experiences.  We believe that these opportunities provide students with the opportunity to develop our key character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience and Reflection.  Gable Hall also run a number of national and international trips, offer our Student Voice programme, our Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, as well as trips that extend other areas of the curriculum.

 

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE (CEIAG)

Our aim is for all students at Gable Hall to access the necessary knowledge, skills, understanding and experience through a varied careers provision across the curriculum and extra-curriculum, which supports them to succeed in learning and make informed choices about their pathways to future employment.  This is guided by the national framework of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which helps schools deliver and monitor ‘good career guidance’.  Our careers programme is mapped out across departments and year groups to ensure a balance of opportunity is given to all students in their time at Gable Hall.  We quality assure the ongoing work that we do using the Compass tool, and look at ways to develop our provision further.

GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Benchmark

Description

 

1.

A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of careers education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

2.

Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities.  They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

3.

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil.  A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

4.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers.  For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

5.

Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.  This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

6.

Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

7.

Encounters with further and higher education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them.  This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

8.

Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level.  These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made.  They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.


 

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