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Citizenship, PSHE & RSE

Citizenship

Intent

Citizenship Studies at Brompton Hall is about how people take an active part in democratic politics and work together for a better society, locally, nationally and globally. It is based upon promoting a basic knowledge, skills depth of understanding so that students will have the abilities to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It will help them to become informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of their duties and their rights. By combining the course of study with PSHE, it is anticipated that the cumulative result with be the development of well rounded, socially, spiritually and culturally aware individuals, confident enough to take a proactive part in society.

Implementation

In Key Stages 2 and 3 Citizenship is taught as part of the PSHE programme.

In Key Stage 4 students follow the EdExcel Citizenship specification and are given the opportunity to work towards a GCSE qualification.

This gives students the opportunity to learn about power, democracy, the operation of government and the legal system, and the role of the UK in the wider world. Students will also experience taking citizenship action and learn from trying to make a difference themselves.

The course content is divided into five themes, which are assessed by two written examinations at the end of Year 11:

Theme Key questions explored
Theme A: Living together in the UK • How have communities developed in the UK?

• What is identity?

• What are democratic values and where do they come from?

• How does local democracy work?

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK

 

• Who runs the country?

• How does Parliament work?

• How is power shared between Westminster and the devolved administrations?

• How does government manage public money?

Theme C: Law and justice • What is the law for and how does it affect us?

• How does the justice system work?

• Is crime increasing in society?

Theme D: Power and influence • What power and influence can citizens have?

• What role and influence should the media have?

• Does the UK have power and influence in the wider world?

Theme E: Taking citizenship action  Students must carry out an in-depth, critical investigation leading to citizenship action. The investigation and action can be based on any aspect or issue arising from the course content and should be designed to have an impact locally, nationally or globally. There are many types of investigation and action that students can take that use different methods and citizenship skills.

 

 

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Intent

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) at Brompton Hall aims to equip students to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving  economic  wellbeing.  A critical component of PSHE education is  providing opportunities for children and young people 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.  PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping students to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices  and  understand  what  influences  their  decisions.  It enables  them  to  recognise,  accept  and  shape  their  identities,  to  understand  and accommodate  difference  and  change,  to  manage  emotions  and to  communicate  constructively  in  a  variety  of  settings.  Developing  an  understanding  of themselves,  empathy  and  the  ability  to  work  with  others  will  help  students  to  form  and  maintain  good  relationships,  develop  the essential  skills  for  future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, sexuality and sexual health. It supports students gain accurate information, develop skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes.  It also gives students essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, loving and non- exploitative friendships and relationships, staying safe both on and offline. This enables them to take responsibility for their body, relationships, reproduction, sexual health and wellbeing.

Implementation

Throughout Key Stages 2-4, weekly PSHE lessons are planned and delivered around the core themes of Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The statutory guidance and RSE curriculum form an integral part of our PSHE schemes of work and our whole school curriculum.

LONGTERM PSHE/RSE OVERVIEW 

  Health, body and mind Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
Year 4 Managing difficult feelings

Naming male and female body parts

Changes as they grow

Exercise

Knowing how to say no

 

Fireworks safety

Keeping myself safe

Develop and maintaining a positive learning environment

Taking responsibility

Making sensible choices

Managing money within a budget

Saving money

Benefits of spending and saving money

Understanding feelings (what it feels like to be unwelcome)

Working with others

Problem solving in relationships

Taking responsibility

Making sensible choices

Dealing with changes

 

  Health, body and mind Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
Year 5 Strategies to cope with embarrassment

Understanding alcohol is a drug

 Eat Well plate (balanced diet)

Healthy mind and body

Rules

Personal safety

Stereotyping and its affects

Skills and attributes of a successful learner

Knowing their own mind

Taking responsibility for their own safety

Responding to difficult changes

 

Knowing their own value

Identifying strengths

Contribute to a group

Appropriate behaviour in different relationships

Managing difficult feelings to do with loss

 

  Health, body and mind Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
Year 6 Exercise

Understanding addiction

Understanding and managing feelings

Making mistakes

Physical changes of puberty

Feelings during puberty

 

E-safety

Keeping safe

Taking responsibility

Taking first steps

Recognising stereotyping and discrimination

 media influence

Accepting changes

Looking for positives

Peer pressure

Enterprise activity

Managing money

Working in a group

Showing respect

Learning together

Resolving conflict and problem solving in relationships

Dealing with loss

Peer pressure

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

 

Health and Wellbeing  Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
  Transition to Year 7 

Resilience 

Mental Health 

Managing Emotions 

Puberty 

Healthy Lifestyles 

Energy drinks 

Smoking 

Illegal Substances 

Aspiration 

Self Esteem 

Money Management 

Being an Ethical Consumer 

Wants and Needs 

Social Media 

Prejudice and Discrimination 

Friendships 

Families 

Relationships 

Bullying 

Identity and Diversity 

Online Radicalisation 

       
Year 8 Living in the Wider World  Relationships  Health and Wellbeing 
  Internet Safety: Online grooming 

Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination  

Teenage prejudice 

Homophobia 

Our Changing Environment 

Communication Skills 

Teamwork Skills 

Money Management 

Contraception and sexual health 

Consent 

Sexting 

Pornography 

Radicalisation 

Extremism 

British Values 

Religious Prejudice 

Domestic Conflict 

Body Image 

Self Confidence 

Setting Goals 

Teenage Pregnancy 

Personal safety and First Aid 

Vaping and Smoking 

Mindfulness 

Self Awareness 

       
Year 9 Living in the Wider World  Health and Wellbeing  Relationships 
  Community Cohesion 

Knife Crime 

Acid Attacks 

County Lines 

Personal Development 

Self Discipline 

Money, Savings and Loans 

Sustainability 

Rules to Success 

Growth Mindset 

Stress and Mental Health 

Self Harm 

Eating Disorders 

Selfie Safety 

Alcohol Awareness 

Drugs and the Law 

 

Sexuality 

Diversity:Immigration 

Domestic Violence 

Body Image and the media 

British Values 

Peer Pressure 

       
Year 10

 

Health and Wellbeing  Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
  Binge Drinking 

Online Gambling 

Privilege 

Risk Taking 

Screen time 

Social Media and Self Esteem 

Anti Social Behaviour 

Criminal Justice System 

Digital Footprint 

Hate Crimes 

Homelessness 

Money Laundering 

Body Shaming 

Relationship types 

Role Models 

Managing Conflict 

       
Year 11 Health and Wellbeing  Living in the Wider World  Relationships 
  Body Positivity 

Grief and Bereavement 

Personal Safety 

Social Anxiety 

 

Fake News 

Dark Web 

Racism 

Terrorism 

Harassment and Stalking 

Positivity and Happiness 

Healthy Relationships 

Gender 

Consent 

Break Ups 

 

Through studying these topics, it is hoped that pupils will be able to recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities.