At St John’s our motto is ‘nurturing the potential in everyone’. We believe that in order for effective learning to take place, our children need to develop a sense of self-worth, well-being, confidence to express their opinions and feel appreciated, so they can achieve their best.
Every child’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is individual but is guided by our discrete PSHE lessons and through the variety of enrichment opportunities we offer. We follow the SEAL programme (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) for PSHE which is organised into themes:
SEAL aims to equip children with the skills they need to become independent and responsible individuals as they take their place in our community. PSHE is taught from Early Years through to Year 6. They are mostly discussion based sessions which are not formally assessed as they are an opportunity for children to discover their voice and grow as individuals.
At St. John’s we aim to develop our children’s understanding of health; emotionally, spiritually and physically. We are proud to have been awarded the Healthy Schools award with healthy school meal options offered daily. We run a walk to school competition, encouraging children to be active in their life both in and out of school. We offer Bikeability training to Year 6. We employ a trained councillor who is available for ‘Talk Time’ sessions to help children through emotional difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives.