Personal, Social and Health Education


At St John Vianney we aim to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development though our PSHE curriculum. PSHE contributes to our school’s ethos by promoting equalities, preventing and tackling discrimination and bullying, developing cultural awareness and preparing children positively for life both now and in the future. We believe that pupils with better health and well-being achieve better academically.

The right attitudes and attributes in people such as resilience, respect, enthusiasm and creativity are just as important as academic and technical skills. Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum helps children to achieve their full potential by supporting their well being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. Our PSHE curriculum contributes towards our schools safeguarding duty.

Our whole school PSHE curriculum has been recently updated to meet  statutory guidance. Following the guidance of the Bishops of England and Wales and as advocated by the DfE, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) is firmly embedded in the whole school PSHE curriculum.

Parents and Governors were consulted on our revised RSE curriculum in line with diocesan guidelines and non have objected to date.




The RSE curriculum consultation was carried out with parents in Summer 2021, and Governors ratified accordingly in Summer 2021.  Please feel free to speak to school if you need to know anything further.