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Curriculum Intent

In the Gospel of St John, Jesus says that he has come that we may have ‘life to the full’. Providing our young people with the tools, skills and foundations to navigate life with all its opportunities and challenges and be happy, is what drives the intent for PSHE and RSE at St John’s. We want all our students grow in their understanding and appreciation of themselves as a child of God and a young person who will contribute uniquely to human relationships, their natural and social environment and the world of work. The personal characteristics and values are nurtured through daily school life and the PSHE curriculum makes a distinctive contribution to this journey. We study under the three areas recommended by the PSHE Association:

  •  Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships Education (which includes RSE Ten Ten Programme Life to the Full which is delivered in PSHE lessons for KS3)
  • Living in the Wider world

These core areas allow students to engage with the statutory requirements for PSHE, an aspirational Careers programme, explore their roles as citizens and prepare them to be safe, well and fulfilled in all their relationships. As a result of their school life and, their PSHE Curriculum, our students will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they develop personally and socially and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our students with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse and inclusive society. Above all, our students will nurture their sense of self-worth so that they can transform, protect and enrich the world they inherit.