Personal Development (PSHE) Curriculum
In line with our vision of children becoming their best versions we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that St John’s is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values that are taught through PSHE lessons, making it integral to the success of the whole school. PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos and is underpinned by our Christian vision of being your best version and supported by our Christian values.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship such as 'Wellbeing Ambassador', 'Infant Dinner Helper', 'Sports’ Leader', 'Playground Buddy', 'School Councillor', 'Eco Councillor', 'Librarian', 'Worship Committee Member' and 'Reading Buddy' just to name a few. We encourage active engagement in school and local events, as well as class and whole-school fundrasining events. We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils and we have undertaken training for pupils to be wellbeing ambassadors.
Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as Health Workers, Sports’ Coaches, Secondary school pupils, artists, authors, representatives from the local church, and Council.
We actively participate in, and promote National events such as Democracy Week, Anti-Bullying Week and Road Safety Week in addition to major Christian festivals. Alongside weekly teaching of PSHE, deeper year group projects are intertwined across the year focusing on key areas such as British Values, Anti-Bullying, Keeping Healthy and Keeping Safe. These all involve opportunity for children to showcase and express their new learning in school and to the local community.