Strategic Lead for RE/ PSHE | Mrs A Glencorse |

Aims of the curriculum

Our Programme of Study for PSHCE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

The central purpose of PSHCE education at KMS is centered on the fundamental belief that all children/citizens are entitled to make informed choices about their lives.

As our students transition from children to teenagers to young adults they are increasingly required to make significant life choices which have implications for themselves. For example making choices about personal health, lifestyle choices, personal safety and security and  preparing for life as a citizen in modern Britain.

PSHCE at KMS is delivered in an environment which is impartial and non-judgemental where students are allow to discuss, ask questions, explore their own understanding within a framework which both enhances their skills in expressing personal opinions and challenges their understanding of the community and society which they live in.

The principles of equality, fairness, justice, democracy and advocacy are embedded throughout the scheme of learning and pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe and well both mentally and physically.

Curriculum Overview

Year 6

PSE is taught for half of the year and RE is taught for the other half in the order below..

Being Me in My World

  • A discussion of Rights, Responsibilities, Rewards and Consequences.
  • We consider our hopes/goals, worries/fears looking ahead to the future.

Celebrating Difference

  • Consideration of what is normal'.
  • Understanding difference, and consideration of why people bully.

Healthy Me

  • Taking responsibility for our Health and Wellbeing, Drugs, and Emotional and Mental Health.


  • What is Mental Health.
  • My mental Health.
  • Love and Loss.

Changing Me

  • Self-image.
  • How a baby is conceived and develops.

Year 7

Autumn Term


  • Identity and group work.
  • Diversity.
  • Families, Communities, Citizens


  • Physical disabilities.
  • Hearing Impairments.
  • Visual Impairments.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Spring Term

Prevent – Tackling and Preventing Extremism

  • Understanding and preventing extremism, how can language divide us?
  • How can people’s actions be affected by others’ influence? How can you help the community?

Careers - Planning for the Future

  • Jobs through the ages.
  • National careers service.
  • Career speed dating.
  • Reflection and evaluation.
Summer Term

Risk (Drugs and Emotional Wellbeing)

  • Transport and home safety.
  • Running away.
  • Smoking.
  • Alcohol.
  • E-safety.
  • Role play/peer pressure assessment.

RSHE and Healthy Lifestyle

  • Self-esteem and personal Hygiene.
  • Puberty.
  • Key words and diagrams.
  • Sanitary products.
  • Puberty problems and advice.
  • My opinions.
  • EHWB managing feelings.

Year 8

Autumn Term

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

  • Self-esteem and identity.
  • Body image.
  • Healthy lifestyle and disordered eating.
  • Managing feelings.


  • Cyberbullying.
  • Sexting.
  • Peer pressure.
  • Self Esteem.

Real Love Rocks 

  • Healthy relationships and consent.
  • CSE and grooming.
  • Keeping safe.
  • Impact of pornography and Sexting


  • Alcohol.
  • Smoking.
  • Peer pressure.
Spring Term


  • The world of work.
  • National Careers service.
  • Who am I?
  • Routes available.
  • CVs.
  • Children and the law.
  • Wages, employers and Health and Safety.
  • Reflection and evaluation.


  • Verbal bullying.
  • Bullying strategies.
  • Rights and responsibilities.
  • Peer pressure.
  • Smoking and alcohol.
Summer Term

Citizenship (Diversity)

  • Democracy in the UK.
  • Local services.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Discrimination, Racism, Homophobia, Gender and disability.


  • Puberty changes recap.
  • Menstruation.
  • Relationships.
  • Gender and sexuality.
  • Conception and Parenthood.
  • Contraception.

Relationship, Sex and Health Education

We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. Teaching children Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is a key part of this process. These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.

We have always taught RSHE at Kirkburton however our curriculum has been updated in line with the recent changes nationally. Please see below for more information about RSHE and some examples of the content covered in school.

RSHE Resources

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What career…?

PSHCE makes a major contribution to the promotion of personal development which culminates in successful, level-headed young adults.

We prepare young people for their future and open the door to many careers.  Here are just some examples the type of careers GCSE Citizenship can lead to: Lawyer, police officer, teacher, community worker,  social worker, working with young people…and so much more!