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PSRHE/Citizenship

INTRODUCTION

PSHE/SRE/RE/CITIZENSHIP: Students have dedicated lessons across both Key stages  which are taught by specialist  teachers. Students also have sessions delivered as part of the Health and Well-being programme during form time. Students also receive lessons from outside agencies such as the Brook, George House Trust, faith leaders/groups and Audacious Schools Topics are further explored in form time and during assemblies.

The aim of PSHE/RE/SRE and Citizenship education is to provide pupils with:

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify and, if necessary, challenge their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

What will I study?

 PSHE/SRE/RE/CITIZENSHIP:

Students have dedicated lessons across Key stage 3 and 4 which are taught by specialist teachers. Students also receive lessons from outside agencies such as the Brook, George House Trust, faith leaders/groups and Audacious Schools Topics are further explored in form time and during assemblies.

As well as the programmed lessons other topics may be included if and when needed, in response to local, national or international issues. KS3 PSHE/RSE is taught alongside Citizenship and RE, the curriculum is spiral and topics are revisited in order to remind students and further develop the skills they need.

PSHSRE Topics are covered in the units: Mental and Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Keeping Safe, Relationship and Sex Education 

Citizenship Topics are covered in the unit: Living in the Wider World and themed weeks such as diversity week

RE Topics are covered in the units: How radical was Jesus? How do people express their faith or their spiritual ideas through the arts? Is religion a cause for peace or a cause for conflict? Believing in God and Religion and Stewardship.   These units include teachings from 6 main world religions. 

KS3 Citizenship is taught alongside PSHE/RSE and RE topics include: Democracy, Law, Finance, UK Parliament week and Volunteering.

KS3 Religious Education is taught alongside PSHE/SRE and Citizenship. Topics include: How Radical was Jesus? How do people express their faith or their spiritual ideas through the arts? Is Religion a cause for peace or conflict?

KS4 PSHE/RSE is taught alongside non-GCSE RE and Citizenship, it is delivered by specialist teachers.

Topics are Mental and Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Keeping Safe, Relationship and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World. Students also receive lessons from outside agencies such as the Brook.

KS4 Citizenship is taught alongside PSHE/RSE and RE topics include: Rights and Responsibility, The Justice System, Law, Finance and Volunteering 

KS4 Non GCSE Religious Education is taught alongside PSHE/SRE and Citizenship, topics include: Believing in God and Religion and Stewardship

Curriculum in Year 7

RE: What is so radical about Jesus?

This unit enables pupils to explore the life of a religious founder/leader with specific reference to reconciliation, forgiveness and loving one’s enemies. Pupils are enabled to think for themselves about questions to do with the life of Jesus. Which people are special and why? Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? What would Jesus do? Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century? Pupils are encouraged to consider what can be learned from these ideas by referring to their own experiences, beliefs and values.

Where this unit fits in:

 This unit contributes to the continuity and progression of pupils’ learning by developing pupil’s knowledge of Christianity at KS2 and will be continued in year 9 when considering if religion is a power for peace or conflict

KEY STRANDS of RE ADDRESSED BY THIS UNIT

  • Beliefs, Values and Teachings
  • Ways of expressing meaning
  • Questions of Meaning, Purpose and Truth
  • Questions of value and commitment

ATTITUDES FOCUS:

Pupils will explore attitudes of:

  • Enquiry and response through the use of religious vocabulary, questioning and empathy;
  • Reflection, expression, application, analysis and evaluation of beliefs, values and practices, and the communication of personal responses to these.

 

PSHE/RSE

Mental Health: Transition to secondary school, self esteem, online relationships, My Mind My Body week. Healthy Lifestyles: What is good health?, Oral Hygiene, Personal Hygiene Keeping safe: Knife crime awareness, basic first aid and CPR, Staying safe in the community including water and road safety.

Relationship and Sex Education: Puberty and reproduction (recap of content taught in science), Healthy relationships, stable and long term relationships, forced marriage and honour-based violence.

 

Citizenship

Living in the Wider world (PSHE/Citizenship) Democracy, British Values, UK Parliament week, how to manage money, enterprise skills

Curriculum in Year 8

RE: How do people express their faith or their spiritual ideas through the arts?

This unit enables pupils to engage with spiritual ideas through the arts. The focus is on engagement with Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Sikh ideas explored through the arts. Pupils are enabled to think for themselves about questions to do with the meaning, history and spirituality behind the works studied. Pupils are encouraged to consider what can be learned from these expressions of faith by referring to their own experiences, beliefs and values.

Where this unit fits in:

This unit contributes to the continuity and progression of pupils’ learning by developing pupil’s knowledge of Christian, Buddhist and Sikh faiths studied at KS2 and in year 7. This unit also has strong links with the art and literacy curriculum.

 

KEY STRANDS of RE ADDRESSED BY THIS UNIT

  • Beliefs, Values and Teachings
  • Ways of expressing meaning
  • Questions of Meaning, Purpose and Truth
  • Questions of value and commitment

 

 ATTITUDES FOCUS:

Pupils will explore attitudes of:

  • Open mindedness by engaging in positive discussion and debate about the ideas of faith expressed in the works of art studied.
  • Appreciation and wonder by developing their capacity to respond to works of art, to be creative and to enter into life’s mysteries with imagination.
  • The unit will provide these opportunities:
  • Pupils have opportunities to consider the concepts of worship, meditation and celebration.
  • Pupils have opportunities to consider a diverse range of views about questions of expression and meaning in relation to spirituality and faith.
  • From the study of Christianity, Islam and Sikhism pupils will be able to think about their own experiences and views in relation to questions of spirituality in the arts.
  • Experiences and opportunities provided by this unit include; exploring Christian, Muslim and Sikh creativity through the arts, through a range of media; discussing the significance of this art to Christian communities; responding personally to the artwork they have seen and heard.

 

PSHE/SRE

Mental Health: Assertiveness, Sexting and the law, Change and loss.

Healthy Lifestyles: Immunisations, Diet, Exercise, Sleep. Keeping safe: Knife crime awareness, Drugs and Alcohol awareness.

Relationship and Sex Education: FGM, Gender and sexuality, Exploitation

 

Citizenship

Living in the Wider world (PSHE/Citizenship): Critical consumerism, Human Rights and responsibilities, Discrimination Parliament week

Curriculum in Year 9

 

RE: Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?

This unit enables pupils to learn in depth from different religious examples of engagement with conflict and peace, exploring the issues. It provides opportunities for ‘dangerous conversation’ (encouraging real engagement in deep learning through exploring ideas which society often hides from view). Pupils will develop argumentative skills using different dimensions of the topic. Pupils are encouraged to consider what can be learned from these ideas by referring to their own experiences, beliefs and values.

 

Where this unit fits in:

This unit contributes to the continuity and progression of pupils’ learning by developing pupil’s knowledge of Christian, and Muslim faiths studied at KS2 and in year 7. This unit also has strong links with History curriculum.

 

KEY STRANDS of RE ADDRESSED BY THIS UNIT

  • Religious practices and ways of living;
  • questions about values and commitments

 

 ATTITUDES FOCUS:

Pupils will explore attitudes of:

  • Enquiry and response through the use of religious vocabulary, questioning and empathy;
  • Reflection, expression, application, analysis and evaluation of beliefs, values and practices, and the communication of personal responses to these.

 

PSHE/SRE

Mental Health: Emotional Health, Body image, FOMO Healthy

Lifestyles : Cancer prevention, Organ donation

Keeping safe: Knife crime awareness, Drugs and Alcohol awareness, Gambling awareness Relationship and Sex Education: Consent, Contraception, Pregnancy

 

Citizenship

Living in the Wider world (PSHE/Citizenship): Financial risks, Options, Career aspiration. (Crime and Rights and Responsibilities including Human rights are included in RE curriculum)

Parliament Week

Curriculum in Year 10

Non GCSE RE

Believing in God and the problem of Evil and Suffering

 

PSHRE/SRE

Healthy Relationships including consent, parenthood and the impact of pornography Sexual Health including contraception and reproductive health

Drugs and alcohol

Staying safe including staying safe online and knife crime

 

Citizenship

Living in the Wider World: Improving employability skills, economic well-being, economic citizenship, employee rights. 

 

Curriculum in Year 11

 

PSHE/RE/Citizenship Taught by form tutors:

  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Online safety and grooming
  • Mental Health
  • Religion and Environment (Stewardship)
  • Democracy, Government and Law