Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

PSHE & Citizenship

PSHE, RSE and Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health Education
Relationships and Sex Education
Citizenship

Curriculum Leader: Miss C. Robinson
   

 

Curriculum Intent

As a Christian school, Bishop Rawstorne notes the importance of educating the whole child. The values and ethos of our school are central to our teaching of PSHE, RSE and Citizenship, which are integrated into all aspects of life at Bishop Rawstorne including in classroom teaching, tutor group time, worship and extra-curricular activities.

Personal, social, health and economic education, along with RSE and citizenship, allows our young people to grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of social and economic communities. Taught in form groups, our PSHE, RSE and citizenship curriculum 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 and RSE 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.

We have an obligation to provide pupils with high-quality, evidence and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects.

Curriculum Implementation

PSHE, RSE and Citizenship are delivered to all year groups in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner. These subjects are taught through the wider curriculum, during form times (including extended form times) and on drop down days. In addition, Year 7 have a series of eighteen PSHE and RSE lessons.

PSHE and RSE at Bishop Rawstorne are implemented in a way to allow students to discuss challenging material sensitively and allows our young people to grow and develop as individuals, as members of families, and as members of social communities. They are subjects that we regard as invaluable as they equip 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.

Visits from external agencies provides a depth and breadth of coverage that is invaluable and we encourage external visitors or external visits whenever possible.

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.

Assessment

Whilst the context of our school very heavily dictates the curriculum we deliver, the topics we cover also follow national guidance. Most topics are visited a number of times throughout a pupil’s school life. We measure impact and progress in several different ways, for example student voice, the feedback from external visitors and ultimately, the behaviour and well-being of our young people during their time in school.

The topics are:

  • Health and Well Being
    • Mental Well Being
    • Internet Safety and Harms
    • Physical Fitness and Health
    • Healthy Eating
    • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
    • Health and Prevention
    • Basic First Aid
    • The Changing Adolescent Body
       
  • Sex and Relationships
    • Families
    • Respectful Relationships and Friendships
    • Online and Media
    • Being Safe
    • Intimate and Sexual Relationships (Including Sexual Health)
       
  • Citizenship
    • Democracy, Government, Rights and Responsibilities
    • The British Political System and Democracy
    • Other Political Systems
    • The Electoral System
    • The Liberties of the citizens in UK
    • Diversity in the UK
    • The British Justice System
    • Public Institutions and Voluntary Organizations
    • Local, Regional and International Governance including the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Wider World.
    • Human Rights and International Law
    • Money Matters