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SMSC and British Values

At Fairfield we teach about SMSC and within this, fundamental British Values. This is through the curriculum, the enrichment programme and whole school Experience Days.

  • At Fairfield we believe in keeping pupils safe from and building their resilience to the risks of extremism and radicalisation.
  • At Fairfield we make pupils aware of how radicalisation can occur and learn about the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
  • At Fairfield we create a safe environment in which pupils can debate controversial issues.
  • At Fairfield our teaching about SMSC, British Values and Prevent includes being safe.
What is SMSC?What are British Values?
Spiritual – explore beliefs; respect faiths, feelings and values; use imagination and creativity; reflectDemocracy – having a say in who rules our country (voting)
Moral – recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issuesRule of Law – following the laws of Britain
Social – investigate social and moral issues; appreciate different views; participate; resolve conflictIndividual Liberty – freedom to do as you choose without breaking laws of the land
Cultural – participate in cultural opportunities; understand, respect and celebrate diversityMutual respect and understanding of different faiths and beliefs  


Fairfield staff receive regular training on equality and diversity and we are proud of our diverse and inclusive community. These are the messages we share within our school community.

Fairfield Faith Day – Year 9

The Fairfield Faith Day is a long-standing Curriculum Experience day on the school calendar and helps support our pupils SMSC Education and understanding of British Values. Every year in July we invite leaders and speakers from different faiths to deliver sessions to our Year 9 pupils in which we celebrate the similarities and differences in our culture and beliefs. The photos below capture the essence of this important day in the Fairfield Curriculum.

Fairfield High School for Girls
Fairfield Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6AB
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