We follow the National Curriculum.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 there is a two year rolling programme which enables children to progress confidently with the same teacher, whilst meeting the objectives over two years.

Key Stage 1

Year 1: Myself, Celebrations, Stories, Special People, Belonging, Beliefs,
Healthy Eating, Cleanliness & Personal Hygiene, Healthy Exercise, How to Play.

Year 2: Myself, Celebrations, Stories, Special People, Belonging, Beliefs (different lesson plans from Y1)
Playing Safe, Choosing a Friend, Managing Money

Key Stage 2 Years 3 & 4

Year 1:  Birth Ceremonies, Right & Wrong, Christianity, Creation,
Caring for Our Environment, Choices, Democracy, Feelings & Relationships.

Year 2:  Judaism, Sikhism
Becoming and Adult, Inspirational People, War & Suffering, Neighbours, Communities, Rules & Laws, Health.

Key Stage 2 Years 5 & 6

Year 1:  Islam, Christianity
Life’s Big Questions, Marriages, Justice, Poverty & Wealth.

Year 2:  Hinduism, Humanism, Belief
Moral Maze, What Happens When We Die, Race & Diversity.

Key Stage 3 & 4 Religious Education

Year 7 taught by Mr Harrison

Pupils study the CHRISTIAN Faith in Year 7.

Coursebook: Living Faiths series: Christianity


  • What do Christians believe?
  • Where do Christian beliefs come from?
  • Belonging to the Christian Faith
  • Raising questions, Exploring Answers
  • Christian beliefs in Action

Year 8 taught by Mr A North

Year 8 pupils study HINDUISM using the coursebook Living Faiths: Hinduism, with extra use of poems, artefacts, web information.


  • What do Hindus believe?
  • Where do Hindu beliefs come from?
  • Belonging to the Hindu faith
  • Raising questions, Exploring Answers
  • Hindu beliefs in action

Year 9 taught by Mr A North

The course covers JUDAISM, and is again based on the series “Living Faiths”,supported by videos of the programme “Strictly Kosher”.


  • What do Jews believe?
  • Where do Jewish beliefs come from?
  • Belonging to the Jewish faith
  • Questions of Life, Death & Suffering
  • Jewish beliefs in action

Year 10 taught by Mr Bath

Pupils study the religion of Islam, supported by the Living Faiths series, with video recordings of  “The Life of Muhammed” and, as appropriate, topical press cuttings for stimulus in discussion on modern attitudes. There is usually a trip to a local Mosque in July.


  • What do Muslims believe?
  • Where do Islamic beliefs come from?
  • Belonging to the Islamic faith
  • Raising Questions, Exploring Answers
  • Islamic beliefs in action

Year 11 taught by Mr Harrison

Our weekly session covers R.E. (such as discussions on moral issues e.g. The Sanctity of Life), general P.S.H.E.E. topics, and also guidance on Career choices for our pupils, including a professional visit from an experienced adviser.

Pupils are encouraged to discuss and debate a wide range of issues, topical and historical, and learn to listen to and appreciate each others’ opinions, thus broadening their own knowledge.

Video and DVD recordings are used as appropriate, and provide stimulus for lively discussion.

Key Stage 3 & 4 PSHEE/Citizenship/Career

The programme has to be flexible in order to address current /unpredicted issues/affairs. ( e.g. Royal Weddings, The Summer Riots,  etc)

Pupils broaden their general knowledge & skills in preparation for adult life; they learn to discuss & debate, appreciating & respecting the views of their peers.

Appropriate DVDs / videos may be shown, (e.g. C.E.O.P. re Safety on Line, Teenage pregnancy, anti bullying  etc). Guest speakers enhance the programme. (e.g. Fire service, Sexual Health Nurse, Revision advisers).

Years 7-9 start their sessions by writing up recent events/concerns in their “Friday/PSHE Diaries”, & also answer quiz questions on topical news items – displayed daily on our News Wall.

Support book used –  John Foster “Your Life” series


Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Ice breaker-2 min talks

-on Summer hols/listening skills

About Me/Friday Diaries


Ice breaker



Ice breaker

Welcome back



Ice breaker


“The Lost Hero”

“Boarding School Bomber”

Ice breaker

As for Year 10


Active Listening

Time management /Hwk Circle time


Personal qualities

Circle time


Sexual health


Circle time

Self knowledge

Career choices

Circle time

“Malala” DVD

 As for Year 10

“Teenage Mums” – video


Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes;

Bonfire night-safety

Remembrance day


Anti bullying fortnight

As Yr 7

+ C.E.O.P. DVDs – essential viewing…


As Yr7/8


Disability;(Rosa Monckton video)

As Yr7/8/9

Sanctity of Life-debate

British Legion DVDs

Anti bullying

“Educating Yorkshire”

 As for Year 10

World Aids Day


The Law-legal ages

Letters to NYAMBURA

Review of 1st term

World Aids Day

Animal exploitation

Cruelty etc

Assertive behaviour

World Aids day

Social behaviour-parties, dress sense, impressions etc

“Baby Mums” video

Family/fostering etc

“Dustbin Baby”


Health: smoking, drugs etc

Communities, neighbours

Government issues


Local gov/Tax etc

Health issues

Eating disorders



“The Romanians are Coming”;2014 EU issues. DVD

Prep for Assembly

As for Year 10


Death of Mandela


Influences, peer pressure

“Confidence club”

Drug abuse; FRANK

Teenage issues


Drug issues; videos/DVDs

“Gary Barlow in Afghanistan” +

US Withdrawal

As for Year 10

Heroes; Kennedy, Mandela etc


Comic/Sport Relief

Fitness, diet

Disability(Kirsty met Beckhamn)

Comic/sport relief

As Yr 7/8

Teens v adults

Career ambitions

1st AID – new DVD; heart attacks/choking

“Fighting for Danny”; Downs Syndrome

 As for Year 10



Money Matters-official week

Local govt etc

Finance; personal/industry etc


Money matters DVD

Hot Air balloon debate

New prospectuses – Univ.

Next year – updates

Government/elections/The Budget


Local planning – restrictions etc


Relationships; teen pregnancy



“Did we go to the Moon?” DVD

“Hercules the Human Bear”


Child safety week

Holiday plans- organising a holiday. Finances

Safety at home/work

Holiday issues(plan with brochures)

DEBATING; Hot Air balloon game

Circle time


Circle time

Maddy McCann



Review of the Year

Summer fair prep?

Reports due

Review of the year

Targets for Year 9

New staff etc

Global issues

Environmental concerns

Review of Year

Targets for Year 11



N.B. Circle time is a useful vehicle for airing concerns. (Best time/saddest time/annoying things/embarrassing moments etc)

“Confidence Club” – strategies for boosting confidence are also used as appropriate.

DVDs/Videos available on all topics (See MJM)

Discussion topics will always arise naturally & unpredictably.

Landmark Historical issues – 9:11/Stephen Lawrence/James Bulger/Maddie McCann; Space Travel etc – recurrent news themes – part of student education.

Unpredictable events – e.g. Death of Mandela – will need to be discussed

School mock election held to reflect the General Election. Voting, manifesto, art of persuasion etc….