Values and Personal, Social and Health Education

At John Stainer Primary School, we aim for every child to have high self-esteem and be equipped to make a valuable contribution in later life.

Our PSHE curriculum is delivered through values education.  Six values are taught each year, with one being taught per half term. Values are also embedded through whole school assemblies and cross-curricular application. Click here to see our core values and how they are broken down over the year.

At John Stainer, we promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development across the school. We practice five minutes of meditation daily, and we find this helps the children to relax. Often our values will be taught through other celebrations such as ‘cool to be kind week’ and ‘culture day’ This helps to make sure these core values are really embedded throughout the children’s education at John Stainer.

Class teachers also cover Sex and Relationships Education content for their year group during the Summer term with the aim of ensuring that children understand the boundaries of healthy relationships and the changes in their bodies. Notice is always given prior to SRE being taught. Anyone who wishes to withdraw their child from aspects of SRE must inform the Head of School in writing.