PSHCE

Our aim at St John’s Walham Green is to deliver a curriculum accessible to all that will maximise the outcome for every child. PSHCE is at the heart of our school ethos: to love one another. We equip children with opportunities, experiences, skills and knowledge to become healthy, responsible and independent members of their school community and wider society. We aspire to develop the children’s sense of self-worth by providing them with a range of enriching opportunities inside the classroom and through external provisions in the local community. In an ever-changing world, it is important that children understand the diverse world they live in and leave primary school able to negotiate positively and appropriately the challenges of various relationships, physical and health well-being, sex education and living in the wider world. We intend to provide children with both knowledge and skills so they can make informed decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts; build their resilience; be tolerant of differences; know when to ask for help; and know where to access support. All of this is done with our three core Christian Values at the heart of everything: courage, compassion and wisdom. Courage never to give up and to persevere even when the learning is challenging; compassion to help create a shared understanding of how to treat each other both inside and outside of the classroom and to appreciate that we all learn in different ways and at different paces; and wisdom to learn from our successes and our mistakes to help us make even wiser choices the next time.