As a Christian school, Bishop Rawstorne note the importance of educating the whole child. The values and ethos of our school are central to our teaching of both PSHEe and Citizenship which are integrated into all aspects of life at Bishop Rawstorne including in classroom teaching, tutor group time, worship and games.
Personal, social, health and economic education is delivered to years 7-10 which allows our young people to grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of social and economic communities. Taught in form groups, PSHEe is designed to allow students to discuss challenging material sensitively and as part of their form group community. It is a subject that we regard as invaluable as it equips our students with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. PSHE education enables our students to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
Citizenship allows students to consider how we live together in our communities and about how we ‘get on' locally, nationally and globally. It is about ensuring that everyone has the knowledge and skills to understand, engage with and challenge the main pillars of our democratic society - politics, the economy and the law. Our aim through Citizenship is to develop well-informed, educated citizens with the confidence and appetite to take part in society; to question injustice and to drive change. In essence, the best way to guarantee a brighter future for all is to create a society in which we all understand our rights and responsibilities and in which everyone is equipped, and ready, to play an active part.
Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 all receive one hour a week of PSHEe & Citizenship. Topics covered are as follows:
British values and democracy
Friendship and Bullying
Keeping Safe on-line
Young people in the wider world
Looking to Year 8
Rights and responsibilities
Being a good citizen
Preparing for KS4
Sex and relationships education
Drugs and substance abuse
Mental health and stress
Preparing for KS4
Discrimination in the wider world and its impact in Britain
Self-esteem and confidence
Exploitation and media influence
Issues faced by teenagers
Preparing for post 16