At SPJS, our PSCHE curriculum aims to support children in becoming Confident Learners, Responsible Citizens and Successful Individuals within our school community and wider society. We provide opportunities to reflect on ourselves, our own beliefs and experiences, while also comparing them to the experiences of others. Through discussions, we make links with other cultures to gain a better understanding of issues around the world. We aim for children to be able to express their views in a safe, open forum whilst promoting the love of learning for the subject. We encourage children to develop their mental and emotional well-being as well as increasing their awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. We aim to equip children with a better understanding of society and the resilience needed to achieve and go through life with a Sense of Pride.
PSCHE is an integral part of our curriculum. It underpins all that we do in supporting children as they progress through SPJS and into adulthood. Allowing children to develop a sense of themselves, personally, socially and emotionally is key to enabling children to become confident, understanding and polite members of society.
At SPJS, Children participate in a weekly PSCHE lesson in which they learn about the following topics:
PSCHE issues are also addressed through assemblies, in which we like to make use of visitors, such as community police officers, when possible. Special weeks, including Anti-Bullying Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, are also enjoyed and celebrated as another means to raise the profile of important issues as a school community.
Teachers follow a planned curriculum, however, each lesson is adapted to suit the needs of the class and the children within it thus making learning both purposeful and meaningful.
Further information about the individual lessons within our PSCHE curriculum can be found in our PSCHE Long Term Overview (see below). Compulsory Relationships and Sex Education is also taught within our PSCHE curriculum as well as within our Science curriculum. Details on the content of these lessons can also be found below.