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At RISE pupils are catered for on an individual basis and a curriculum plan is developed with the pupil, the parent and a Key Worker from RISE. This individual plan is highly personalised and meets the needs of the individual pupils depending on where they are in the schooling and their prior attainment.

The vast majority of KS2 and KS3 pupils study the full National Curriculum. At KS4 pupils study courses which will prepare them fully for the next stage of their education, employment or training.


RISE caters for a variety of interests and passions.


RISE Celebrates British Values

The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At RISE values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


Students have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Student Voice and student interviews.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the group or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout our day. Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty:

Within the day at RISE, students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for young students to make choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as Respect. Posters around promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing students understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.  Discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been supported by learning in PSHE.



PSHE concerns the development of a range of skills, concepts and knowledge that will be relevant to students throughout their lives. It enables young people to develop an awareness of themselves and their relationship with others as they assume adult roles in the world of education, employment, family and home. The PSHE program focus ranges from, health, anti-bullying, stress management, study skills and British values.


  • In Term 6 pupils at RISE will be engaged in the following PSHE curriculum:

Key stage 1


To develop awareness of what is meant by personal information

To be aware of and be able to use the rules for keeping safe on the internet


(Based on NC for computing: use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. )


Resources: (Hectors World)

Key stage 2




(Based on NC for computing: use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.)






Key stage 3


To identify safe choices and behaviours exhibited on a social networking profile

To identify potentially unsafe features and behaviours exhibited on a social networking profile

To identify strategies to manage their own reputation online including protecting identity and privacy

To identify a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely

To know how to report concerns


As above, the lesson in a different format (lesson 2)


Key stage 4


To understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect online privacy and identity

To know how to identify and report a range of concerns






Careers Education

Pupils at KS4 receive one to one careers, advice and guidance to support them with the next stage of the education, employment or training.

RPA: Raising the Participation Age, means that all young people are expected to continue learning until the end of year 13 in which they turn 18. However, this does not mean you have to stay in school to continue learning after your GCSEs.  Alternative routes could include college:  This is free if you are aged 16-18. 


You can:

  • study for a vocational qualification such as a BTECH, do A Levels or a traineeship which is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.

  • choose an apprenticeship, a course which combines practical training in a job with study

  • attend 6th Form to resit GCSEs, study for AS’s and A levels


The Government wants every young person to achieve a grade A*-C in English and Maths by the age of 19. If you leave year 11 without this level of qualification, you will need to continue working towards this alongside your course.


Recommended websites to look at are:

Careers Advice & The National Careers Service website

Pupils at KS4 receive one to one careers, advice and guidance to support them with the next stage of the education, employment or training.