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The subject lead for PSHE at Darwen St James is Mrs Corbally.

PSHE Curriculum

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Wellbeing Champions 

Our Academy has a team of Wellbeing Champions who work together to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment for all staff. 

Two members of the Wellbeing Champions are mental health first aiders and  another staff member is  a coaching mentor, with two years experience. 

Our key role is to ensure that we keep staff members up to date with relevant information and be there when someone wants to talk and voice any issues they may have. As a Wellbeing Champion we are able to signpost guidance on a subject and where to find information that will support them. 

Confidentiality is key to show support and that all issues discussed are handled sensitively. Putting the trust into the Wellbeing Champions is important in order to address the issues that have been raised. All information is anonymous to respect members of staff wishes. 

Achievements and positive comments are given to boost staff morale, along with a staff appreciation board where staff can comment on the support or help they have been given from another member of staff that has put a smile on their face. 


At Darwen St James’ we are strong believers in developing the whole child. Alongside our child centred curriculum we offer curriculum enhancements including trips, visitors, bucket list events, challenge sessions for Growth Mindset, curriculum days, Aim High Day, Inspirational speakers, sporting events and many more.  

We are also proud of our Nurture time, 30 mins every week dedicated to an element of wellbeing, global citizenship or entrepreneurship. This year we are spending the autumn term looking at Global Citizenship through the use of Picture News and also throughout the year through our charity work.  More information can be found by clicking our Global Citizens tab and Charities Tab.  The spring term we will be doing Entrepreneurship, this will involve each group setting up their own business, each having their own roles and responsibilities.  The children develop a product that they then make and sell.  They have to have a business plan, a control over finance and a good sales pitch!  The children love doing this and it becomes a healthy competition over the course of the term.  In the Summer, when it is exams and tests and transition time, we focus on wellbeing.  The children learn about the 5 ways to well-being and how they can incorporate these into their daily lives.  

Through Friends of Darwen St James' being extremely hard working they raised enough money for us to turn an underused space into a fantastic nurture room for the children. The children designed it themselves and worked to a budget to get the work completed.  This space is often used for small groups, wellbeing drop-ins, 1-1s with our Pupil Wellbeing team and a relaxing and calming space for children who need it.