ASPIRE

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education supports children to develop personal qualities, which are valued in our society. Thoughtfulness, honesty and respect for self and others as well as independence are values, which we want students to have developed when they leave the Academy. At Oasis Academy Brislington we seek to teach these qualities across the curriculum and more specifically through a comprehensive PSHE curriculum.

PSHE provision at Oasis Academy Brislington works across all elements of the curriculum; via the tutor programme, specific subjects in the curriculum, advanced learning days, and as part of our enrichment programme. The ultimate goal of this programme is for it to be inclusive for all, and by providing PSHE via a range of methods it is embedded in all aspects of school life. The PSHE curriculum model aims to meet all individual, group and local needs through this multi-facetted approach. To enable this to work teachers and students are regularly consulted on the content to be delivered ensuring flexibility in the subject material covered and ensuring it is up to date and relevant. This fluid dynamic and evolving model is constantly reviewed and revised to ensure that provision is of the highest quality.

A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to  prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, citizenship education should foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Teaching should equip pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. 

DFE 2013

PSHE Overview

Year Group Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7

World Peace Day

Democracy

Tolerance

Remembrance Day

Anti-bullying

Remembrance, Thoughtfulness

Aspirations

Careers

Aspiration

Fair Trade

Community

Community Courage

Bristol

Creativity

Friends

Equality Teamwork

Year 8

 

World Peace Day

Democracy

Tolerance

Remembrance Day

Anti-bullying

Remembrance, Thoughtfulness

Aspirations

Careers

Aspiration

Fair Trade

Community

Community Courage

Bristol

Creativity

Friends

Equality Teamwork

Year 9

World Peace Day

Democracy

Tolerance

Remembrance

Careers and Careers Fair

Aspirations

Target

Growth Mindset

Challenge

Budget

Financial Capability

Civil

Tolerance

Exposed

Risks

Year 10

World Peace Day

Democracy

Tolerance

Remembrance

Careers and Careers Fair

Aspirations

Target

Growth Mindset

Challenge

Budget

Financial Capability

Civil

Tolerance

Exposed

Risks

Year 11

Democracy

Tolerance

Remembrance

Careers and Careers Fair

Individually planned Individually planned Individually planned  
Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) is intended to support students' learning and personal development. Our PSHE programme is planned to help young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social as well as economic communities. Effective PSHE education is intended to equip students iwth the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely and responsibly. Students study one specific topic each term which is considered to support their personal development. All topics are based on British Values. 

 

Subject Specific Contribution

English - Enabling students to understand the feelings and values embodied in high quality poetry, fiction, drama, film and TV and making students aware of moral and social issues within a variety of media including social networking. Also, students are able to empathise with a variety characters.

Maths - Students are taught logical reasoning which can be used to consider the consequences of their choices and decisions they are making. Students are encouraged to work together to solve complex mathematical issues. This should  show students that it can be of great value as more can be achieved as a team.

History - Students learn about specific aspects of British history, how Britain has developed, and how certain events have influenced British history. Students also learn about the impact of some historical figures in order to understand how today's society has evolved.

Geography - Students learn about the social and cultural characteristics of today's society. They discuss global issues such as the environment and learn to look at opposing arguments. Students understand how Britain impacts on other countries and economies.

RE- Students learn about beliefs and values. They develop the respect for others' differing views and beliefs and can communicate their beliefs using reasoning. Students gain knowledge about a variety of cultures, traditions and regions.

MFL - As part of their language learning experience, students develop an understanding of other country's cultures and traditions. They learn how young people the same age as them live their lives, what their school experiences are like and how their lives differ. Social skills are developed through group activities and communication exercises. 

Art - Students will have many opportunities to develop their aesthetics appreciation. Art has many opportunities to offer where students can reflect on nature, the environment and their surroundings. Also students will be able to study thought provoking pieces of art and study some ethical issues which are often reflected in art.

D&T - Students will study different designs and materials and explore how these can impact on the quality of lives. Students will be working more frequently in teams which enable them to recognise their own as well as other students' strengths and weaknesses. 

Food - Students will study food requirements and diets in different cultures as well as looking into social issues surrounding food, i.e. food prices in comparison to income. Students will also study governmental guidelines regarding health and dietary requirements.

Music - Students will be exposed to a vast variety of music from around the world. They will also discuss their own experiences about own performances or concerts they have visited. They will also explore how music an influence moods and behaviour.

PE - In this subject area, students will have the opportunity to work co-operatively, and develop their self-discipline. They learn bout fair play. Students reflect on their own performance and become more aware of concepts such as resilience, challenge and perseverance. 

Beyond the Curriculum - There are other opportunities for students to develop their values and beliefs, for example via participation in extra curricular activities, student leadership, participation in academy teams etc.