In line with our school mission statement to give children ‘a hope for the future (Jeremiah 29:11)’ our PSHE curriculum is designed to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. We use resources from the PSHE Association and our programme covers three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World’ each year with E-Safety linked throughout.
At St John’s the children and their mental wellbeing are prioritised. PSHE isn’t just a part of our teaching curriculum but is also a part of our everyday life at school such as our values, our behaviour approach, our play therapist and our daily ‘talk time’.
Our living and learning values encourage our children to be curious, creative and confident in school, their community and the wider world. We give children a voice and an active role in problem solving through the school’s restorative behaviour approach. The children have access to exciting mindfulness sessions with our resident play therapist, equipping them to recognise and manage their feelings. Each day we spend 10 minutes doing 'talk time'. We discuss a range of things from what we did at the weekend, to current affairs, the values of our school and country, to our personal opinions on topical themes. Our children and staff value these times to talk to one another, share healthy snacks and learn how to interact positively and effectively.
Read our PSHE & E-Safety Progression below: