Our Wellbeing (PSHRE) Curriculum

The Wellbeing curriculum is taught fortnightly by Form Tutors throughout years 7-11. It incorporates all aspects of the DfE statutory framework for Relationship and Sex Education (2020) which outlines what students should know by the end of secondary school to keep them happy, healthy and safe. The curriculum also delivers elements of the Careers Information and Guidance provision. Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them and make informed decisions about their future

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers). The curriculum is planned to take account the age, needs and feelings of students.

The intent of the Wellbeing curriculum is to contribute to the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students by:

  • Helping students develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy;
  • Equipping students who are members of distinct faith communities to take their place in a rapidly changing and challenging world;
  • Providing a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place; preparing students for puberty, and giving them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene;
  • Creating a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships;
  • Teaching students the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies

In year 10 the curriculum addresses the issue of the potential stresses associated with examinations through a taught programme of ‘Mental Toughness’. Students are given the knowledge of what has happens to their bodies and minds during stressful situations and provides strategies on how they can control and mitigate against negative reactions.

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.