Character

Character

Character Development Education Curriculum Map 

Intent 

To prepare students for a world we can’t envisage so when they’re stuck with something they’ve never seen before they choose to think instead of remember” 

 

The Character Education curriculum is intended to help our students develop a robust set of skills and attributes that will enable them to confidently face life’s challenges and opportunities, now and in a fast-changing future. Our students’ ‘character’ will develop over time and in a range of contexts and will be shaped by unknown and unpredictable events.  

 

What are we hoping to achieve by the time out students leave us? 

  • Love for Learning:  Our students build in character, and seek new experiences.  Our students develop a general survival kit to tackle challenges they face currently and will do later in life as adults by using the knowledge gained in Character Development across the curriculum to help themselves and others. 
  • Be Resilient: Our students will have a growth mindset and high aspiration for their future pathways.  Our students will be fully equipped to make well informed choices and be armed with all the information they need to lead an exceptional life. 
  • Value Everyone: Our students will be responsible confident citizens who treat everyone with respect and kindness.  Our students will celebrate their differences and build healthy relationships of all kinds. 

 

Our planned approach to providing opportunities to develop character-based skills and attributes  will make a difference to outcomes for our students. This subject is an integral element of a whole-school approach to developing ‘character’, providing a curriculum which focuses on the development of these essential skills and attributes. 

  • interpersonal and social effectiveness (Self-awareness, Values, Resilience)
  • effectiveness within a wider community
  • risk management strategies

 

To achieve this the Character curriculum focus these core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Sex and Relationships, Careers, British Values and Citizenship. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Character Overview 

Autumn 1 – Managing Change Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Managing Transition to Secondary School  Getting to know people   What is a community?  Careers and your future  Sleep and relaxation  Financial Education   Transition points and your life  
GB  GB  BV  GB  SH  GB  GB 
KEY:      GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   Managing Change QUIZ 

 

Autumn 2 – Puberty Body Development Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Intro to Puberty  Puberty  

(Girls focus) 

Puberty 

(Boys focus) 

Personal Hygiene inc Oral Hygiene  Menstruation, FGM and Puberty  Assertiveness, consent and Hormones   Self Esteem & empowerment  
SH  SH  SH  SH  SH, RSE  SH  GB, SH 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Teenage guide to Puberty Magazine 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 – Celebrating Differences Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Multicultural Britain   What is your identity?  Nature Vs Nurture  Equality Act 2010  Breaking down Stereotypes   Prejudice and Discrimination  Challenging Islamophobia  
CIT   BV , CIT, RSE  CIT  BV, CIT, SH  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  CIT, BV 
KEY:   CIT = Citizenship BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Identity Collage or Bunting 

 

 

Spring 2 – Staying Safe Online &Offline Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Avoiding Gangs  Online Safety   Fortnite, Grooming & online gaming   What is alcohol?  What is smoking?  E-Cigs and vaping  Energy Drinks 

(Carrying a knife) 

SH, RSE  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  RSE, SH 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Display stand for new Mobile phone App 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Friendships, Respect & Relationships Unit 
Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Consent and boundaries   Respect and relationships  What makes a good friend   Friendships and managing them   Being positive and Self esteem    What does it mean to be a man?  Toxic Masculinity  
RSE​  RSE​  SH​  SH​  RSE​  RSE​   
KEY​:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE​   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Building a Time Capsule (Time Box Project) 

 

 

Summer 2 – Politics, Parliament and Me Unit 
Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Why is politics important   How is our country run   Create a political party  Elections and campaigning   Politics and Debating   Exploring inside Parliament   Who is the new Prime Minister  
CIT, BV​  CIT, GB, BV​  CIT​  CIT​  CIT, BV ​  CIT, BV​  CIT, BV​ 
KEY​:   GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = KS3 Citizenship          RSE = Statutory RSE​   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Proud to be me Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Employability Skills Target setting  Proud to be me + Career choices  Career interests and Job ideas  Self Esteem and the media   Labour market information   Exploring careers   Qualities and skills 
GB  GB, RSE  GB  GB, SH  GB  GB  GB 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Best Day of my life Jigsaw 

 

Year 8 CHARACTER OVERVIEW 

 

Autumn 2 – Legal & Illegal Drugs Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Introduction to drugs education  Different types of Addictions   Cannabis products   Drug Classifications  “Party” Drugs – The dangerous side   Exploring illegal drugs & Effects  Volatile Substance Abuse  
SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Home Office Strategy to Combat the War on Drugs 

 

 

Spring 1 – Law, Crime & Society Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Desert Island Living  Building a community   Making decisions & making priorities   Criminals, laws and society   Law making in the UK  Prisons, Reform and Punishment   n/a 
CIT  CIT, GB, BV  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT, BV  CIT   
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = Citizenship .          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Prisons for the future presentation  OR      HW – Fair Trade Project 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Identity, Relationships & Sex Education Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Intro to relationships and sex education  Healthy relationships   Dealing with conflict   Sexual Orientation  Gender Identity   Introduction to contraception   What is Love  

(Periods and menstrual cycles) 

RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  HE, RSE  RSE  RSE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW- Media and Society University Research project 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – LGBTQA+ Explored Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
The importance of happiness  LGBT what is it?  LGBT Homophobia in schools   Supporting those that are LGBT  Challenging homophobia   Transphobia   Coming Out  and Transphobia 
  RSE, BV  BV  CIT, BV  BV  BV  BV 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   LGBTQ+ Quiz 

HW – LGBTQ+ Champion Speeches 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2 – Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Health and Wellbeing  What is mental health?  Positive body image   Child abuse   Types of Bullying   Healthy eating and Cholesterol   Stress management  
             
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Launching a leisure Centre Presentation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 CHARACTER CURRICULUM 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Combatting Extremism and Terrorism 

 

PREVENT STRATGY 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Conspiracies & Extremist narratives  Extremism in all its forms   What is Terrorism?  Proud to be British   The radicalisation process   Counter Terrorism   Anti – Semitism  
BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV, CIT 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW- Fake Newspaper Challenge 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Sex the Law & Consent 

Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Sexual Consent & the law   FGM & The Law   Delaying Sexual Activity   Why have Sex?  Relationships and Partners   Pleasure and Masturbation   What are STI’s? 
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE   RSE   RSE  RSE 
KEY​  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE​ 
Homework Opportunities   Term Time Project: New Reality TV Show​ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 – Y9 My Future and Decision Making skills unit (Option Process)  

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
From Failure to Success   Personal Growth and Resilience   Careers- My Future   Careers Labour Market Info and future jobs   Exploring Careers   Personal Reflection (What’s your strength card game)   Employment and Financial Management  
GB   GB   GB   GB   GB   GB   GB  
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = Citizenship .          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Complete a career action plan (10 year plan) 

 

Spring 2 – Dangerous Society Online & Offline Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
County Lines – What is it?  County Lines – Who is at risk?  Substance misuse   Online safety – Cyber bullying   Grooming Boys and Girls   Drugs Education – Alcohol safety   Child Exploitation and online protection  
HE  HE  HE  RSE/HE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Contraception & STI’s Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
STI Lesson   Contraception Available   The Condom Lesson   Exploring the realities of Contraception  Sexual Harassment & Stalking   HIV and AIDS   AIDS – Prejudice & Discrimination  
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE / CIT / BV 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Sexual Health Forum Debate 

 

 

Summer 2 Y9 Body Confidence Unit 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Self esteem changes   What is a penis?  What is a vulva?  HBV – Bullying in all its forms   Dealing with Grief and loss   Media and Airbrushing   Cancer Prevention & Healthy lifestyles  
 RSE / HE   RSE   RSE   RSE / HE   HE   HE   HE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Promoting Health and Well being project 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 CHARACTER CURRICULUM 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Exploring British Values Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Critical thinking & Fake News   What is a cult?  Exploring Britishness and British Values   LGBT Rights & British Values  What are Human Rights   Exploring Human Rights    
    BV  BV       
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Exploring British values Quiz 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Exploring relationships & Sex Education  
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Campaigning against FGM  Sexting Nudes and Dick Picks   Porn Life vs Real Life   Porn materials and attitudes   Domestic abuse and violence   Sexual violence (Assault and Rape)  Sexualisation of the media  
RSE  RSE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE  RSE  RSE  RSE / HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Sexuality and Gender Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Rights & Responsibilities Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Instagram Generation  Targeted Advertising   Marriage what is it?  Rights & Responsibilities   Consumer Rights   Employment rights   Exploring a pay check 
HE    CIT, BV, RSE, LAW  RSE , HE, GB  GB, BV  GB, BV  GB 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Rights and responsibilities Quiz 

 

Spring 1 – Violence, Crimes & Seeking Safety Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Honour based Violence   Forced Marriages   Online Gambling   Social Media Validation   Keeping Data Safe   Modern Day Slavery   Preventing Knife Crime  
RSE, BV  RSE, BV  HE  HE  HE  BV, CIT  CIT, BV 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Social Media Impact Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Exploring World Issues Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
International Organisations   Brexit 

Our place in the wider world 

Aid and Supporting Other Countries   Fair Trade   Peace, War and Conflict   Women’s Rights & Equality   #Metoo Movement & Times Up 
CIT  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT, BV, GB  RSE, GB 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Multiculturalism Quiz 

 

Exploring World issues Quiz 

 

 

Summer 2  Y10 Mental Health and Wellbeing Unit 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Child abuse (CSE)  Screen time & Safe mobile Phone use   Common types of Mental Health   Self Harm   Suicidal thoughts & Support   Promoting emotional wellbeing    
 RSE   HE   HE   HE   HE   HE   
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   Personal well being Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 11 

 

 

Autumn 1 Staying Safe Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Virtual Reality & Live Streaming  New Psychoactive Drugs (NPS)  Festivals, Drugs   War on Drugs  Cosmetic & Aesthic Procedures  Drugs substance addiction   Online reputation & Digital Footprints  
RSE / HE  HE  HE  HE  HE  HE  HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Festivals and Drugs Quiz 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Your future and Beyond Unit  (Transition to Post 16) 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Time management   LGBT Rights across the world   Dealing with exam stress & Anxiety   Insta Life Vs. Real Life   Writing a Personal statement   Writing a CV   
GB  GB  GB  HE, GB  GB  GB   
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities    

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 -Sexual Health 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Peer on peer bullying   Fertility and what impacts it   Alcohol and Sex   Revisiting Sexual Health   Revisiting contraception   Period Power –  Feminine Products    
RSE  RSE  HE, RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE, HE   
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   HIV and Aids sexual health Quiz 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Adult Health & Looking After Yourself Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Organ donation & Stem cell research   Teenage Pregnancy Choices   Abortion (Morals, laws and thoughts)  Preventing Testicular Cancer   Preventing cervical and breast cancer   Parenthood   Love & Abuse are not the same  
HE  HE  HE, RSE, LAW  HE  HE  RSE,   RSE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   Mental Health Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Families and Parenting 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Different Types of Families  Parenting  Fertility and STI’s  Teen pregnancy and parenthood  Parenthood  Abortion and pregnancy  Contraception / Love and Abusive Relationships 
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE, LAW  RSE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   No Quiz available for this unit. 

 

 

Character Development Education Curriculum Map 

Intent 

To prepare students for a world we can’t envisage so when they’re stuck with something they’ve never seen before they choose to think instead of remember” 

 

The Character Education curriculum is intended to help our students develop a robust set of skills and attributes that will enable them to confidently face life’s challenges and opportunities, now and in a fast-changing future. Our students’ ‘character’ will develop over time and in a range of contexts and will be shaped by unknown and unpredictable events.  

 

What are we hoping to achieve by the time out students leave us? 

  • Love for Learning:  Our students build in character, and seek new experiences.  Our students develop a general survival kit to tackle challenges they face currently and will do later in life as adults by using the knowledge gained in Character Development across the curriculum to help themselves and others. 
  • Be Resilient: Our students will have a growth mindset and high aspiration for their future pathways.  Our students will be fully equipped to make well informed choices and be armed with all the information they need to lead an exceptional life. 
  • Value Everyone: Our students will be responsible confident citizens who treat everyone with respect and kindness.  Our students will celebrate their differences and build healthy relationships of all kinds. 

 

Our planned approach to providing opportunities to develop character-based skills and attributes  will make a difference to outcomes for our students. This subject is an integral element of a whole-school approach to developing ‘character’, providing a curriculum which focuses on the development of these essential skills and attributes. 

  • interpersonal and social effectiveness (Self-awareness, Values, Resilience)
  • effectiveness within a wider community
  • risk management strategies

 

To achieve this the Character curriculum focus these core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Sex and Relationships, Careers, British Values and Citizenship. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Character Overview 

Autumn 1 – Managing Change Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Managing Transition to Secondary School  Getting to know people   What is a community?  Careers and your future  Sleep and relaxation  Financial Education   Transition points and your life  
GB  GB  BV  GB  SH  GB  GB 
KEY:      GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   Managing Change QUIZ 

 

Autumn 2 – Puberty Body Development Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Intro to Puberty  Puberty  

(Girls focus) 

Puberty 

(Boys focus) 

Personal Hygiene inc Oral Hygiene  Menstruation, FGM and Puberty  Assertiveness, consent and Hormones   Self Esteem & empowerment  
SH  SH  SH  SH  SH, RSE  SH  GB, SH 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Teenage guide to Puberty Magazine 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 – Celebrating Differences Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Multicultural Britain   What is your identity?  Nature Vs Nurture  Equality Act 2010  Breaking down Stereotypes   Prejudice and Discrimination  Challenging Islamophobia  
CIT   BV , CIT, RSE  CIT  BV, CIT, SH  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  CIT, BV 
KEY:   CIT = Citizenship BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Identity Collage or Bunting 

 

 

Spring 2 – Staying Safe Online &Offline Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Avoiding Gangs  Online Safety   Fortnite, Grooming & online gaming   What is alcohol?  What is smoking?  E-Cigs and vaping  Energy Drinks 

(Carrying a knife) 

SH, RSE  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  RSE, SH 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Display stand for new Mobile phone App 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Friendships, Respect & Relationships Unit 
Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Consent and boundaries   Respect and relationships  What makes a good friend   Friendships and managing them   Being positive and Self esteem    What does it mean to be a man?  Toxic Masculinity  
RSE​  RSE​  SH​  SH​  RSE​  RSE​   
KEY​:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE​   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Building a Time Capsule (Time Box Project) 

 

 

Summer 2 – Politics, Parliament and Me Unit 
Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Why is politics important   How is our country run   Create a political party  Elections and campaigning   Politics and Debating   Exploring inside Parliament   Who is the new Prime Minister  
CIT, BV​  CIT, GB, BV​  CIT​  CIT​  CIT, BV ​  CIT, BV​  CIT, BV​ 
KEY​:   GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = KS3 Citizenship          RSE = Statutory RSE​   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Proud to be me Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Employability Skills Target setting  Proud to be me + Career choices  Career interests and Job ideas  Self Esteem and the media   Labour market information   Exploring careers   Qualities and skills 
GB  GB, RSE  GB  GB, SH  GB  GB  GB 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Best Day of my life Jigsaw 

 

Year 8 CHARACTER OVERVIEW 

 

Autumn 2 – Legal & Illegal Drugs Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Introduction to drugs education  Different types of Addictions   Cannabis products   Drug Classifications  “Party” Drugs – The dangerous side   Exploring illegal drugs & Effects  Volatile Substance Abuse  
SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH  SH 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Home Office Strategy to Combat the War on Drugs 

 

 

Spring 1 – Law, Crime & Society Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Desert Island Living  Building a community   Making decisions & making priorities   Criminals, laws and society   Law making in the UK  Prisons, Reform and Punishment   n/a 
CIT  CIT, GB, BV  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT, BV  CIT   
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = Citizenship .          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Prisons for the future presentation  OR      HW – Fair Trade Project 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Identity, Relationships & Sex Education Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Intro to relationships and sex education  Healthy relationships   Dealing with conflict   Sexual Orientation  Gender Identity   Introduction to contraception   What is Love  

(Periods and menstrual cycles) 

RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  HE, RSE  RSE  RSE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW- Media and Society University Research project 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – LGBTQA+ Explored Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
The importance of happiness  LGBT what is it?  LGBT Homophobia in schools   Supporting those that are LGBT  Challenging homophobia   Transphobia   Coming Out  and Transphobia 
  RSE, BV  BV  CIT, BV  BV  BV  BV 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   LGBTQ+ Quiz 

HW – LGBTQ+ Champion Speeches 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2 – Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Health and Wellbeing  What is mental health?  Positive body image   Child abuse   Types of Bullying   Healthy eating and Cholesterol   Stress management  
             
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Launching a leisure Centre Presentation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 CHARACTER CURRICULUM 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Combatting Extremism and Terrorism 

 

PREVENT STRATGY 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Conspiracies & Extremist narratives  Extremism in all its forms   What is Terrorism?  Proud to be British   The radicalisation process   Counter Terrorism   Anti – Semitism  
BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV  BV, CIT  BV, CIT  BV, CIT 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW- Fake Newspaper Challenge 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Sex the Law & Consent 

Lesson 1​  Lesson 2​  Lesson 3​  Lesson 4​  Lesson 5​  Lesson 6​  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8)​ 
Sexual Consent & the law   FGM & The Law   Delaying Sexual Activity   Why have Sex?  Relationships and Partners   Pleasure and Masturbation   What are STI’s? 
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE   RSE   RSE  RSE 
KEY​  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE​ 
Homework Opportunities   Term Time Project: New Reality TV Show​ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 – Y9 My Future and Decision Making skills unit (Option Process)  

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
From Failure to Success   Personal Growth and Resilience   Careers- My Future   Careers Labour Market Info and future jobs   Exploring Careers   Personal Reflection (What’s your strength card game)   Employment and Financial Management  
GB   GB   GB   GB   GB   GB   GB  
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         CIT = Citizenship .          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Complete a career action plan (10 year plan) 

 

Spring 2 – Dangerous Society Online & Offline Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
County Lines – What is it?  County Lines – Who is at risk?  Substance misuse   Online safety – Cyber bullying   Grooming Boys and Girls   Drugs Education – Alcohol safety   Child Exploitation and online protection  
HE  HE  HE  RSE/HE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Contraception & STI’s Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
STI Lesson   Contraception Available   The Condom Lesson   Exploring the realities of Contraception  Sexual Harassment & Stalking   HIV and AIDS   AIDS – Prejudice & Discrimination  
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE / CIT / BV 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   HW – Sexual Health Forum Debate 

 

 

Summer 2 Y9 Body Confidence Unit 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Self esteem changes   What is a penis?  What is a vulva?  HBV – Bullying in all its forms   Dealing with Grief and loss   Media and Airbrushing   Cancer Prevention & Healthy lifestyles  
 RSE / HE   RSE   RSE   RSE / HE   HE   HE   HE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   HW – Promoting Health and Well being project 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 CHARACTER CURRICULUM 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Exploring British Values Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Critical thinking & Fake News   What is a cult?  Exploring Britishness and British Values   LGBT Rights & British Values  What are Human Rights   Exploring Human Rights    
    BV  BV       
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Exploring British values Quiz 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Exploring relationships & Sex Education  
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Campaigning against FGM  Sexting Nudes and Dick Picks   Porn Life vs Real Life   Porn materials and attitudes   Domestic abuse and violence   Sexual violence (Assault and Rape)  Sexualisation of the media  
RSE  RSE  RSE / HE  RSE / HE  RSE  RSE  RSE / HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Sexuality and Gender Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Rights & Responsibilities Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Instagram Generation  Targeted Advertising   Marriage what is it?  Rights & Responsibilities   Consumer Rights   Employment rights   Exploring a pay check 
HE    CIT, BV, RSE, LAW  RSE , HE, GB  GB, BV  GB, BV  GB 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Rights and responsibilities Quiz 

 

Spring 1 – Violence, Crimes & Seeking Safety Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Honour based Violence   Forced Marriages   Online Gambling   Social Media Validation   Keeping Data Safe   Modern Day Slavery   Preventing Knife Crime  
RSE, BV  RSE, BV  HE  HE  HE  BV, CIT  CIT, BV 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Social Media Impact Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Exploring World Issues Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
International Organisations   Brexit 

Our place in the wider world 

Aid and Supporting Other Countries   Fair Trade   Peace, War and Conflict   Women’s Rights & Equality   #Metoo Movement & Times Up 
CIT  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT  CIT, BV  CIT, BV, GB  RSE, GB 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Multiculturalism Quiz 

 

Exploring World issues Quiz 

 

 

Summer 2  Y10 Mental Health and Wellbeing Unit 

 

Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Child abuse (CSE)  Screen time & Safe mobile Phone use   Common types of Mental Health   Self Harm   Suicidal thoughts & Support   Promoting emotional wellbeing    
 RSE   HE   HE   HE   HE   HE   
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE   
Homework Opportunities   Personal well being Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 11 

 

 

Autumn 1 Staying Safe Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Virtual Reality & Live Streaming  New Psychoactive Drugs (NPS)  Festivals, Drugs   War on Drugs  Cosmetic & Aesthic Procedures  Drugs substance addiction   Online reputation & Digital Footprints  
RSE / HE  HE  HE  HE  HE  HE  HE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities   Festivals and Drugs Quiz 

 

 

Autumn 2 – Your future and Beyond Unit  (Transition to Post 16) 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Time management   LGBT Rights across the world   Dealing with exam stress & Anxiety   Insta Life Vs. Real Life   Writing a Personal statement   Writing a CV   
GB  GB  GB  HE, GB  GB  GB   
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE    
Homework Opportunities    

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 -Sexual Health 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Peer on peer bullying   Fertility and what impacts it   Alcohol and Sex   Revisiting Sexual Health   Revisiting contraception   Period Power –  Feminine Products    
RSE  RSE  HE, RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE, HE   
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   HIV and Aids sexual health Quiz 

 

 

 

Spring 2 – Adult Health & Looking After Yourself Unit 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Organ donation & Stem cell research   Teenage Pregnancy Choices   Abortion (Morals, laws and thoughts)  Preventing Testicular Cancer   Preventing cervical and breast cancer   Parenthood   Love & Abuse are not the same  
HE  HE  HE, RSE, LAW  HE  HE  RSE,   RSE 
KEY: GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   Mental Health Quiz 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 – Families and Parenting 
Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4  Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7 (Lesson 8) 
Different Types of Families  Parenting  Fertility and STI’s  Teen pregnancy and parenthood  Parenthood  Abortion and pregnancy  Contraception / Love and Abusive Relationships 
RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE  RSE, LAW  RSE 
KEY:  GB = Gatsby Benchmark Careers Standard     BV = British Values         SH = Statutory Health.          RSE = Statutory RSE 

  

Homework Opportunities   No Quiz available for this unit. 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact  

Students will be able to develop the vocabulary to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect. Character Education will impact on the wider school ethos, culture and climate for learning.  Students will be able to improve their resilience and self-efficacy, and supporting the well-being of those around them.  Whilst the impact is difficult to measure, the curriculum should have a positive impact on the happiness and lives of all students, empowering them to overcome barriers. 

 

The impact of the curriculum will be evident in the number of safeguarding referrals made to the safeguarding team and pastoral staff, and the evidence of students’ resilience.  These impacts will also be evident in self-referrals to safeguarding staff.  Referrals for bullying behaviour, racist or homophobic incidents and all manner of equality and inclusion related incidents will be kept to a minimum and reduce over time.   

 

A2L grades will be monitored, as will the impact of Character Challenge engagement. 

 

The impact of the curriculum can also be felt through the schools’ behaviour and welfare systems, with student’s ability to self-reflect, and complete restorative practice.   

 

 

 

 

Impact  

Students will be able to develop the vocabulary to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect. Character Education will impact on the wider school ethos, culture and climate for learning.  Students will be able to improve their resilience and self-efficacy, and supporting the well-being of those around them.  Whilst the impact is difficult to measure, the curriculum should have a positive impact on the happiness and lives of all students, empowering them to overcome barriers. 

 

The impact of the curriculum will be evident in the number of safeguarding referrals made to the safeguarding team and pastoral staff, and the evidence of students’ resilience.  These impacts will also be evident in self-referrals to safeguarding staff.  Referrals for bullying behaviour, racist or homophobic incidents and all manner of equality and inclusion related incidents will be kept to a minimum and reduce over time.   

 

A2L grades will be monitored, as will the impact of Character Challenge engagement. 

 

The impact of the curriculum can also be felt through the schools’ behaviour and welfare systems, with student’s ability to self-reflect, and complete restorative practice.   

 

 

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