Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

PSHE & Citizenship

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:


Year 7

British values and democracy

Friendship and Bullying

Keeping Safe on-line

Peer pressure

Young people in the wider world

Looking to Year 8


Year 8

Rights and responsibilities

Keeping Healthy

Being a good citizen

Safety awareness

Managing money

Family Life

Preparing for KS4


Year 9

Multicultural Britain

Sex and relationships education

Drugs and substance abuse

Mental health and stress


Preparing for KS4


Year 10

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

GCSE support