Brookhurst Primary School
A place to think and grow


This page outlines our curriculum for Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social, Health Education & Citizenship (PSHE).

Religious Education (RE)

This school is not affiliated to any religious organisation. We teach about the major world faiths and associated moral issues. This may include providing children with experiences similar to those of a believer in order to make the learning more interesting and relevant to their own lives, but at no point do we expect to bring children within any faith.

The school’s RE teaching is in line with Warwickshire’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Our scheme of work is based around Warwickshire’s Units of work for RE. Each half term, Christianity is taught alongside one other world religion. This is based around a particular theme for each year group.

It is important that RE is taught in an imaginative and exciting way. Wherever possible, visitors are encouraged to come in to talk to the children, and trips to places of worship are arranged.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons.

Personal, Social, Health Education & Citizenship (PSHE)

We have put together a scheme of work which includes:


Protective Behaviours is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened and explores practical ways to keep safe. Protective Behaviours also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.

Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:

STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Reflect) program is a Warwickshire police scheme set up to work with Year 6 children on a variety of issues. We have developed a whole school program which links into the topics covered in the STAR program. Foundation to Year 5 will be covering a variety of topics including medicine and drugs, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe, taking responsibility, my community, emotional wellbeing and valuing difference. The Police will be working closely with Year 6 and leading assemblies for both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

We value the importance of Sex and Relationships
Education (SRE). According to the Sex and Relationships Education Guidance (DfE, 2000), SRE is learning about physical, moral and emotional development.

SRE policy is now covered under our PHSE intent statement, below.