Personal, Social, Health Education Intent
Personal, social, health and economic education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. At St John’s C of E, we deliver a broad and varied range of lessons that underpin the needs of the children with particular regard to the school’s local area. We have a strong focus on developing each child as a whole, delivering PSHE in a way that equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and giving them the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions.
As part of our PSHE education we provide the pupils with key information about drugs, alcohol and sex and relationships. We also provide them with information and strategies to identify, have and maintain positive health and well-being through physical activity, diet, social skills and mental health awareness. We deliver the content of PSHE in a variety of ways throughout school which imbed both our school and Christian Values. PSHE discussions are led by the adults to ensure the children are able to discuss, listen to and share ideas which contribute to a ‘well rounded’ and positive member of the local and wider communities.
Christian Values, Cultural Capital and Pupil Premium enhancements
At St John’s we aim to give our children as many opportunities as we can to further broaden their experiences. We encourage our pupils to engage in a variety of clubs that we run throughout the year. These clubs have been carefully chosen to provide children with opportunities to participate in activities or hobbies that they have not been able to participate in before.
For example, within our community engagement club, we provide our children with the opportunity to explore the world outside our school and share our values with the community. We take the children on visits to two of our local care/residential homes where the children talk, read, sing, play and share what they have with the residents. Not only does this give the children an excellent insight to other people’s lives but also teaches them the values of service, compassion and kindness. It also helps our children to develop their spirituality by placing them in situations that challenge their character and personal values. Through access to our clubs, our children benefit by having their opportunities widened through a range of additional experiences they may not have otherwise had access to.
We recognise the importance of children working with the wider community and learning from them. To this end, the children are visited by our local police officers who discuss with the children the importance of being safe online and within their community.