Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

Pupils follow a broad PHSE curriculum covering topics such as finance, heath, careers and independent living in addition to study skills.

To aid pastoral development small intervention groups are initiated often with outside agencies to support pupil wellbeing for pupils with a high level of need. Detailed medical support plans are written in conjunction with families and health care professionals were appropriate. Staff who volunteer to administer medications complete formal accredited training. Administration of medicine procedures follows guidelines from the local authority and Department of Education Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions (DFE) 2104. Social support is key to feeling secure in education. Form tutors, Year Leaders and the Learning Support Team are available for support, with pupils who have significant social needs being refereed for social skill intervention.