During PSHE lessons at SJNC, students will be taught Citizenship, Career Information and Guidance (CIAG), Relationships Education, Relationships and

Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education on a rotational basis across all years.
Today’s young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. This is why the government has made Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The guiding principles have been that all of the compulsory subject content must be age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. It must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need of the law.
We are clear that parents and carers are the prime educators for children on many of these matters. Our aim is to complement and reinforce this role and build on what pupils learn at home as an important part of delivering a good education. We want to help to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society. 
Below is the PSHE learning journey that students will take and this shown for each year group. The content they cover falls under three headings:
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships and Sex
  • Health and Wellbeing 
PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and it is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body. All PSHE teaching will take place in a safe learning environment, and it is underpinned by our school ethos and values. ​If you have any further questions or you would like more information, please contact Mr Hartley at