Personal, Social, Health & Religious Education (PSHRE)

 

At Brune Park, PSHRE aspires to support, nurture and challenge all students to be:

  • self-confident with self-belief
  • motivated and responsible learners
  • aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens
  • able to make informed choices and decisions in order to stay healthy, happy and safe
  • socially, politically and legally informed, with expertise and experience to thrive in a democratic world
  • able to relate positively to others and build and sustain positive, mutually beneficial relationships
  • know and understand a range of beliefs, faiths and values
  • respectful of difference, such as to those with different beliefs, faiths, or identity
  • able and willing to challenge unfairness or inequality such as bullying or discrimination
  • concerned about the welfare of others
  • able to articulate their opinions and arguments, and have a voice
  • capable of having an influence on the world and make a positive contribution to society
  • responsible in how they act as citizens, and able to successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges
  • prepared for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life, in a complex and diverse world

 In summary, the taught PSHRE curriculum focuses on developing student’s skills and dispositions, and their ability to discuss and debate with others from a point of knowledge while maintaining a focus on high aspirations for themselves and others. Thus having the essential skills for living in a multi-faith and multi-belief society and in a diverse and connected world. The taught PSHRE programme therefore focuses on developing skills, dispositions and aspirations within two broad themes:

 

  • Values, the individual and society
  • Health, well-being, safety and risk

 

PSHRE at Brune Park – an overview of the student experience

Values, the individual and society

Year 7
  • Teamwork and respect
  • Moving up to ‘big school’
  • Organisation skills
  • Qualities of positive friendship and peer groups
  • Families (good times and bad, different types of family, stereotypes)
  • What makes a good citizen?
  • Being resilient 
Year 8
  • Self esteem
  • Media influence
  • Relationships (good and bad, pressures, the law)
  • Understanding and respecting difference – disabilities, young carers, Asperger’s and autism
  • Celebrating diversity, British values and society, immigration and asylum seeking
  • Human rights and responsibilities
  • Self love & care
Year 9
  • Relationships (good and bad)
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Homelessness
  • Aspirations for myself and others, careers
  • Rights and responsibilities (including The Prevent Agenda)
Year 10
  • Relationships (self esteem and self value, good and bad relationships and choices)
  • The Law including anti-social behaviour and its impact on society, should cannabis be legalised?, long term alcohol dependence and its impact on families and society
  • Project: planning a teenage house party
Year 11
  • Human rights and responsible citizenship
  • Freedom writers
  • Project: what makes a hero?
  • Refugees – rights and responsibilities across the world
  • Respecting difference  a challenge to terrorism Sexuality and difference
  • socially, politically and legally informed, with expertise and experience to thrive in a democratic world
  • aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens
  • respectful of difference, such as to those with different beliefs, faiths, or identity
  • able and willing to challenge unfairness or inequality such as bullying or discrimination
  • concerned about the welfare of others 
  • capable of having an influence on the world and make a positive contribution to society
  • able to relate positively to others and build and sustain positive, mutually beneficial relationships
  • know and understand a range of beliefs, faiths and values 
  • responsible in how they act as citizens, and able to successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges
  • prepared for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life, in a complex and diverse world

 

Health, Wellbeing, safety and risk

Year 7
  • What is bullying and how do we manage it?
  • Internet safety / cyber bullying (keeping ourselves safe online)
  • Puberty (with gender specific activities)
  • Smoking (including smoking and peer pressure)
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Mental health awareness
  • Drugs awareness / County lines
  • Sleep & Screen time
  • LGBT 
Year 8
  • Bullying (including online safety, managing friendship challenges)
  • Dangers of grooming, how to spot the signs, keeping yourself safe online and in relationships
  • Alcohol facts and fiction
  • Basic first aid
  • Smoking, solvent abuse, cannabis facts and fiction
  • CSE
  • LBGT
Year 9 o    Sexual health

o    Drugs awareness

o    Screen and devices awareness and well being

o    Exercise and well being

o    Obesity

o    Managing stress

Year 10 o    Sexual health (including contraception, STIs, choices)

o    Smoking, Cannabis and

o    Alcohol: short, medium and long term potential health risks and implications

o    Managing stress

Year 11 o    What is anxiety and depression?

o    Managing stress

o    Keeping oneself safe:

o    Sexual health (including HIV/Aids awareness)

o    Drugs and alcohol

o    Teenage pregnancy

    • able to make informed choices and decisions in order to stay healthy, happy and safe
  • able to successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges
  • self-confident with self-belief, 
  • motivated and responsible learners
  • able to articulate their opinions and arguments, and have a voice

Personal, Social, Health & Religious Education provision at Brune Park explores issues that are:

  • real – affect people’s lives
  • topical – are current today
  • sensitive – can affect people at a personal level, especially when family or friends are involved
  • controversial – people disagree and hold strong opinions about them
  • moral – relate to what people think is right or wrong, good or bad, important or unimportant in society

 

Personal, Social, Health & Religious Education provision at Brune Park draws expertise, advice, guidance and experiences from a range of national and local sources including:

 

  • ‘Keeping children safe in Education’ – Updated 2019
  • NSPCC website and publications
  • Association for citizenship website and publications
  • PSHE A curriculum for life – December 2017
  • ‘Prevent Duty Guidance’ – HM Government 2015
  • ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values’ – DFE Guidance 2015
  • ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values through SMSC’ – DFE 2014
  • SMSC statutory guidance
  • The Citizenship Foundation
  • NSPCC TES Safeguarding in Education toolkit
  • Hampshire Safeguarding Children’s Board recommendations
  • The County Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
  • United Nations Conventions: Rights of the Child
Contact Info
  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000
  • enquiries@brunepark.gfmat.org

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