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Curriculum Intent

The PSHE (RSE) Curriculum at Grace Academy Coventry seeks to provide a curriculum accessible by all and is shaped to the context of our Academy. The curriculum is structured to enhance our students’ personal growth, emotional wellbeing, appreciation of our British Values, as well as promoting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.

The Curriculum teaches the skills needed to help students navigate opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of life. It develops the students’ knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing, relationships, living and contributing to the wider world. It equips students to become confident and resilient learners to take a positive, active role in a diverse society. It provides students with the skills needed to stay safe within the community, as well as a safe environment within the Academy where they’re able to discuss a range of topics while enhancing SMSC development and cultural capital. 

Developing from Year 7-Year 13, our spiral curriculum is age appropriate yet challenging with topics being developed and built upon to increase powerful knowledge. An example of this is teaching our students the importance of healthy relationships which is taught throughout KS3-KS5 through PSHE lessons, tutor sessions, assemblies, and enrichment lessons. 

Our PSHE spiral curriculum is embedded within Personal Development which is delivered throughout everyday life at the Academy and is underpinned by our Grace Values of Amazing Grace, Mutual Respect, Genuine Integrity, Limitless Potential, and Intentional Excellence. 

This term (term 6), we are studying… 



Why this? Why now?

Year 7

British Values

Politics and Government

We need to understand British Values and an overview of politics, before further studying citizens rights and the finer workings of government in Spring 2 (Year 8).

Year 8

Online grooming

Safe and positive relationships

Pregnancy, adoption and abortion


Keeping safe

We cover an overview of healthy relationships prior to deepening our understanding of coercive and domestic abuse, covered in Year 9. 

Understanding of pregnancy, adoption and abortion before looking at fertility and routes into parenthood in Year 9. 

Learning the basics of keeping safe and assessing risk prior to understanding CPR and first aid in Year 9. 

Year 9

Gender identity

Disabilities and Young Carers

First Aid

Understanding identity and the preferred terminology prior to looking at sexism, gender prejudice and stereotypes in Year 9 Spring 1. 

First Aid and CPR covered in KS4, which is in line with statutory guidance. 

Year 10

Rights as consumers

Savings, loans and debt

Future options and life in the workplace

Understanding consumer rights, savings, loans and debt prior to learning about budgeting and living independently (taught in Year 11). Understanding life in the workplace prior to CV Writing and Interview Skills taught in Year 11. 

Curriculum content:

Attached are the curriculum maps which outline the sequence we use in order to structure our learning. If you would like to support your child's learning, we have attached links to Oak National Academy who provide lessons, activities and resources for commonly taught topics. Please use the curriculum map for this subject before visiting:

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances