Citizenship, PSHE, & RSE

Living Life To The Full, Within A Catholic Context


Aims and philosophy


The aim of the CPR program at Trinity is to enable and encourage all of our students to acquire the skills, understanding and key knowledge they need to thrive as individuals in all aspects of their life and to become active and responsible citizens who contribute to our society. At the center of all that we do as a faith community, is the understanding that each human person is made in the image and likeness of God. Our curriculum therefore, underpins the Catholic ethos and Mission of the School and is a catalyst for the School’s principal role of teaching our students to grow and flourish as responsible Catholics in our society.


CPR is embedded across the curriculum in all subjects studied at Trinity and is also an integral part of a wide range of activities which are carried out on a day-to-day basis.


CPR is delivered throughout the curriculum by all subjects, Form time and in assemblies. Subjects deliver different aspects of the National Curriculum for Citizenship & PSHE.

Relationship & Sex Education within a Catholic Context is taught throughout all subjects, and led by the RE Department, with dedicated curriculum time given within RE Lessons each term, following the approve Catholic Education Service Curriculum, developed in partnership with the Department For Education and Ten Ten Resources, delivering RSE education through cinema, film and in class debate and discussions


The curriculum:

Enables us to build on what we are already doing in school in a flexible and innovative way.

Is relevant to pupils, connecting with their interests and experiences.

Encourages pupils to investigate and think critically about issues of current interest, using problem solving, and reasoning and evaluation skills.

Relates to pupils abilities and backgrounds.

Provides pupils with opportunities to discuss and address real life issues and to see that they can participate in activities that make a difference in their schools and the wider community.

Is complemented by the PSHE curriculum as well as ALL other curriculum areas.

Provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve.

Promotes pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares them for opportunities, responsibility and experiences of life.

To complement their learning in subject areas, there will also be workshops for year groups, covering the following topics:


Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

In addition to the embedded curriculum, specific PSHE and Citizenship lessons are taught in themes across the three terms of the School’s academic year in addition to enrichment and skills days, numerous outside speakers, extended assemblies and drop down days where students are taken off timetable in order to focus on a particular aspect of the curriculum. For one day per term, our students are taken off their usual timetable to attend sessions on carefully selected topics which are delivered by a combination of external agencies and our own teaching staff.

The topics we aim to cover are as follows:

Autumn Term

Health and Wellbeing

Transition from Primary to Secondary and Managing Change

 Mental Health – Individuality

 Mental Health – Exam/Work Pressure

 Being Healthy – Diet, sleep, personal hygiene and fitness

 Travelling Safely – Getting around London safely

 General Road Safety

 Street Crime – Strategies to avoid street crime in London

 Nicotine and Tobacco – Key facts and effects on health

 Alcohol – Key facts and effects on health and social impacts

 Illegal and Legal Substances – Key facts and effects on health and social impacts

 E-Safety – New technologies and potential risks

 First Aid Training – Basic first aid skills


Spring Term


 Law and Politics

 UK Democracy

 Justice System

 UK Liberties

 Crime and the Law

 Human Rights

 International Law

 International Governance

 E-Safety Laws

 Vocation and Enterprise


 Academic Options

 Study Skills

 Work Experience


Summer Term


Equality and Discrimination


 Nationalities at Trinity and the wider community



 Finance and Economics

 Uses of Money – Personal spending

 Budgeting – Avoiding debt

 Financial Products and Services

 Moral and Social Effects of Spending Choices

 Gambling – Risks and social impacts

 Public Spending


Key Stage 5


When our pupils reach the Sixth Form, they attend a variety of talks and workshops across the year delivered by external agencies in preparation for the wider world. Some of the sessions that they will attend include:


 Nicotine and Tobacco – Key facts and effects on health

 Alcohol – Key facts and effects on health and social impacts

 Illegal and Legal Substances – Key facts and effects on health and social impacts

 Crime and the Law


 Study Skills – Key strategies for high achievement and managing exam pressures

 Personal Finance – Budgeting and money management for life after 6th Form


 UCAS and Higher Education