PSHE / Wellbeing
Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship aim to help, within the harmony curriculum, to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become responsible citizens of the future.
All Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum contributing fully to life in school and the community. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of the community. They learn to understand, respect and value others so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. They also learn to value themselves as unique human beings, to uphold justice, human rights and the rule of law as well as valuing the natural environment as a source of wonder and inspiration.
PSHE at St John’s is encompassed in our Wellbeing Curriculum, which is split into key areas: Physical and Sensory Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, Environmental Wellbeing, Economic Wellbeing, Spiritual Wellbeing. These build progressively on the following life skills:
Physical and Sensory Wellbeing: My physical and sensory Wellbeing includes everything to do with having a healthy and happy body.
Social Wellbeing: My social Wellbeing includes everything to do with having healthy and happy relationships and positive interactions with the people around me.
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: My mental and emotional Wellbeing includes everything to do with keeping my brain happy and healthy.
Environmental Wellbeing: My environmental Wellbeing includes everything to do with ensuring the environment/ space I am in is happy and healthy. This includes my classroom, the wider school, my home, my community, my country and the world.
Economic Wellbeing: My economic Wellbeing includes everything to do with having a healthy and happy relationship with money and understanding how this affects my life.
Spiritual Wellbeing: My spiritual Wellbeing includes everything to do with religion and what I believe in. This includes my school religion and personal beliefs.
We use the SCARF resources, as well as a continued focus on British Values in each half term. We have half-termly Keeping Safe, E-Safety lessons, Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Awareness week, RSE week and attend the Junior Citizen course.
Children will leave St John’s as reflective, confident, healthy and responsible citizens who understand and build good relationships, respect and value other members of the community and the world around them.