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The document below explains the three I's- Intent, Implementation and Impact for PSHCE- Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education and RHE- Health and Relationships Education here at St. John's. 

Intent- Our aims of education and overarching curriculum design here at St. John’s- Why we do what we do!

Implementation- Our curriculum and what we offer our children- What we do and how we do it!

Impact- Has our intent impacted on our learners? Does what we do make a difference to our children?

PSHCE and RHE Knowledge Web

Relationships and Health Education Policy

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional Policy

Our year 5 children are current receiving the new Passport to Success PSHCE scheme. We have been asked to trial the scheme in collaboration with Rochdale Council and Manchester University


Passport is a school based social emotional learning programme for 9 – 11 year olds. The programme is taught to the whole class by teachers trained in Passport in the UK and internationally.


Passport was created by Professor Brian Mishara at the University of Quebec at Montreal, who was also involved in the development of Zippy’s Friends.


The programme is based on the same theory as Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends – the Concept of Coping – but looks quite different.  Engaging comic strip stories follow the adventures of Olya and Milo as they discover a secret world of fantastical creatures in the company of their friend, Elly the dragon.


The 17 sessions are divided into five modules which cover:

  • Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Difficult Situations
  • Fairness, Justice and What is Right
  • Change and Loss

Children develop their own positive strategies to deal with problems through engaging activities: reading the comic strips, discussion, role-play and games. They use the colourful game board to find as many solutions as possible. There are also Home Activities to reinforce learning at home with the family.


Evaluation found Passport improves children’s coping skills, social skills, emotional literacy, and academic skills. We hope that this programme will support the gaps our children have due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


The 'ask' of participating schools from Manchester University will be the completion of brief measures by children and their teachers at 3 timepoints - baseline (end of Y4, summer term 2023 - after which the schools will be randomised, and the Passport schools will implement starting in the autumn), one year follow up (end of Y5, summer term 2024), and two-year follow-up (end of Y6, summer term 2025). In addition, we hope to do some additional case study work with 5 of the Passport schools - this will include 2 visits during the 2023/2024 school year for focus groups with children and interviews with teachers about their experience of Passport

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