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Curriculum Statement

"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world!"


Bromley Beacon Academy’s PSHE and Citizenship scheme of work aims to equip students with essential skills for life; it intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Through these lessons, students will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them. BBA’s PSHE/RSE mission is that the curriculum coverage is a vital tool in preparing children for life in society now and in the future. Lessons have their foundations in seeing each and everybody’s value in society, from appreciation of others in units such as Diverse Britain, to promoting strong and positive views of self in Think Positive and Be Yourself.

BBA’s PSHE and Citizenship lessons cover a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling students to develop their identity and self-esteem as active, confident members of their community whilst addressing the students associated EHCP targets.

The themes and topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide our students with protective teaching on essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help.

BBA’s learning intentions are fully compliant and fulfils the requirements of 2020 Statutory Relationships and Health Education, setting these learning in the context of a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum.


BBA’s PSHE/RSE scheme of work is taught in units, which consist of six themes, each with supporting materials. These units are taught in a spiral curriculum that revisits each theme every year. This enables students to recall and build upon previous learning, exploring the underlying principles of PSHE education regularly at a depth that is appropriate for the age and stage of the student. Lessons also signpost key words, building a rich vocabulary to develop understanding. Resources are also provided for communicating with parents and carers about how and why each theme is covered and suggestions for extending the learning at home.

Assessment for learning opportunities are built into each lesson and enhanced by the ‘I Can’ statements included in each unit, which enable self-evaluation and reflective learning and allow key staff to evaluate and assess progress. Each lesson begins with a discussion of student’s existing knowledge and experience, providing an opportunity for baseline assessment. Each lesson ends with an opportunity to consolidate and reflect upon learning. Tools are provided for summative assessment, allowing progress to be recorded and tracked.

For KS4/5 students, PSHE/RSHE lessons are taught within an accredited programme of study using NCFE awarding body. Students will achieve and Level 1 award in Relationships and Sex and Health Education at the end of Year 9 and a Level 2 award in Relationships and Sex and Health Education at the end of KS4.


BBA provides an effective curriculum for wellbeing. Students are enabled to develop the vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect, and know when and how they can seek the support of others. They will apply their understanding of society to their everyday interactions, from the classroom to the wider community of which they are a part. Our scheme of work supports the active development of a school culture that prioritises physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing students with skills to evaluate and understand their own wellbeing needs, practise self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them. This is especially important in our SEMH setting.

BBA’s PSHE/RSE curriculum is proven to positive impact on the whole student, including their academic development and progress, by mitigating any social and emotional barriers to learning and building confidence and self-esteem. Our successful PSHE education is proven to help disadvantaged and vulnerable children achieve to a greater extent by raising aspirations and empowering them with skills to overcome barriers they face. BBA’s PSHE and Citizenship scheme of work is used as a whole-school approach to positively impact wellbeing, safeguarding and SMSC outcomes. This ensures that all students are able to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to succeed at school and in the wider world.

To view our curriculum maps for PSHE , please click here.

To view our curriculum maps for Citizenship, please click here.

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To view our knowledge oragnisers for PSHE and Citizenship, please click here.

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