PSHE (Personal, social and Health Education) at Herne Bay Junior School aims to promote positive values, social and economic development, as well as health and wellbeing amongst our students.
At HBJS, PSHE is taught in a variety of ways: through discrete lessons, in cross-curricular lessons, circle time, philosophical sessions and through regular assemblies. In addition, our core school values (compassion, courage, integrity, respect, justice, responsibility, hope and wisdom) are promoted through our day to day dealings with children and adults. We aim for our children to have a good understanding of the world around them, to develop in confidence, understand their self-worth and for them to recognise and reach for their full potential. Furthermore, children learn to respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so they can go on to form the worthwhile, fulfilling and meaningful relationships that are an essential part of life-long learning.
We have a wide-range of extra-curricular activities, a comprehensive enrichment programme, not to mention frequent visiting inspirational speakers that motivate and encourage our children. In order to help promote their economic understanding, a recent addition to our school is the bank and shop, which is run entirely by the children. Positivity, those who give up their time to work in the bank or shop, and those who go over and above to demonstrate our core values in and around the school earn ‘crowns’ which children can save, earn interest on or spend on items in the school shop.
Relationships and sex education is taught, again, through discrete lessons or linked to science topics. This year, we are excited to implement a new programme of study (Jigsaw) which will be introduced at Year 3 and progress to ensure by Year 6 that children have a thorough understanding of their bodies, how to build and maintain positive relationships and understand how to keep themselves safe. Additionally, upper school will learn about puberty and the specific changes to their bodies that this will bring.
If you have any further questions about our curriculum please contact the school office.