Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

In this section of the website you will find links to a range of documents and resources relating to health and wellbeing issues, including school policies related to this area, which have been updated for the 2013-2014 academic year. These have been organised under wellbeing headings.

In addiiton to 'Wellbeing Week' we organise numerous 'wellbeing' events for pupils during the academic year. 

Healthy Eating

For PSHE, pupils in Year 7 study a Healthy Eating unit, in terms of the eatwell plate, eating disorders and learning about nutrition. In addition, the school for the 2013-2014 academic year are also:

1. Running a Year 7 after school healthy eating club. All ingredients are provided for this and there are free buses to take pupils home afterwards.

2. Hosting the 'Mess' performance as part of the festival of culture on 22nd October. This will also include a two hour workshop. ‘Mess’is an award-winning play about one person’s journey through anorexia and recovery.

3. Offering an event on Healthy Eating to all of year 8 on 18th March, where pupils will look at nutrition, food labelling etc.

4. Year 9 and 10 will look at Healthy eating as part of their 'Healthy Lifestyles' carousel on 15-16 July 2014.

Eatwell plate information from NHS website

NHS change4life scheme

Advice on healthy eating

Advice on weight loss

Advice on eating disorders

Healthy Weight Calculator

Change4Life website for families


Sexual Health and Emotional Health & Wellbeing

The school run events for all pupils in years 8, 9 and 10 on Sexual Health. The session lasts for two hours and pupils, as well as being able to talk to experts, receive information and advice on: breast and testicular cancer; contraception and STI’s. The aim of this event is to provide pupils with information on the areas outlined. Parents have the right to withdraw pupils from these events and Mrs Walton sends out an annual letter offering parents the opportunity to do so.

Advice on mental health

Advice on stress and depression


Mind, Body & Soul

Advice on sexual health

Advice on alcohol


Health-Related Policies

The health related policies will appear soon, they are currently being updated for October 2013. To see the policies from last year click on the link below.

School Policies Link