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Welcome to the Personal, Social, Health, Religious and Economic Homepage

At Brimsham Green School we fundamentally believe that the personal and social education is as important as outstanding academic outcomes.  Therefore, students receive one hour per fortnight of PSE across Key Stages 3 and 4, as well as receiving assemblies and having discussions in connection circles.

The PSE curriculum intent is for all students at Brimsham to be given the knowledge they need to make safe and respectful decisions, which will enable them to be successful in their own life, to contribute positively to the lives of their friends and family and to make a positive contribution to their local and global community. 

Through Personal, Social, Health, Religious and Economic (PSE) education students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.  PSE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to understanding the Values that are important to British citizens to succeeding in their first job, PSHRE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that pupils re-visit key themes within an age-appropriate context. This approach enables pupils to develop the skills and understanding that they need to interpret increasingly complex issues in a personal and global context. We aim to provide a curriculum that challenges pupils pre-conceptions, promotes acceptance and inspires ambition in all of its forms.

The curriculum is in line with the guidance from the PSE Association and is taught through three themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships (Details of what is taught can be found in our relationships and sex education policy which can be found on our website. Resources from PSE Association are available by email on request.)

The curriculum will be delivered by a team of specialist teachers and supported through targeted events with outside agencies such as theatre companies or outside speakers.

KS3 Curriculum Outline

Year 7:

Unit 1: Team Brimsham; transition to secondary school, value, personal safety

Unit 2: Diversity; prejudice; bullying

Unit 3: Developing skills and aspirations; teamwork and how to be a GREAT learner

Unit 4: Health; puberty; consent; FGM

Unit 5: Building relationships; online relationships; boundaries 

Unit 6: Dragon’s Den; enterprise skills

Year 8:

Unit 1: Emotional Wellbeing; mental health, body image, coping strategies

Unit 2: Discrimination including racism, sexism, religious, disability, homophobia, transphobia (protected characteristics)

Unit 3: Community and careers including equality and opportunity

Unit 4: Peer pressure in relation to drugs and alcohol use

Unit 5: Identity and relationships including gender identity, sexual orientation and consent

Unit 6: Finances; saving, budgeting, borrowing

Year 9:

Unit 1: Strategies for life; compassionate friends, healthy friendships, gang exploitation

Unit 2: Respectful relationships: Families, healthy relationships, homelessness

Unit 3: Setting goals: GCSE and career options

Unit 4: Healthy lifestyle; diet, exercise, balance, first aid

Unit 5: Intimate relationships: sex education, consent, contraception, impact of pornography

Unit 6: Employability skills and positive online presence


KS4 Curriculum Outline

Year 10:

Unit 1: Mental Health; stigmas, resilience, crisis and stress management

Unit 2: Healthy relationships; expectations, pleasure and challenges, the media and pornography

Unit 3: Financial decision making; Debt, saving, loans

Unit 4: Peer influence in relation to substance use and knife crime

Unit 5: Extremism and Radicalisation; communities, challenging extremism and belonging

Unit 6: CV’s, preparation and evaluation of work, Mock interviews

Year 11:

Unit 1: Next steps; application process, skills for further education

Unit 2: Families; pregnancy and marriage, changing relationships, familial and parental responsibilities

Unit 3: Communication; personal values, British values, relationship challenges

Unit 4: Independence; revision and exam skills

Unit 5: Building for the future; self-efficacy, stress management, future opportunities


A summary of the curriculum learning journey can be accessed here. 

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