Arundel and Brighton Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Arundel and Brighton Pilgrimage to Lourdes has long been a part of our school’s ethos and we encourage students, regardless of their faith background, to take part in this wonderful experience. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Diocesan Pilgrimage so we hope to send as many of our students as possible.

Key Information

Dates for the Pilgrimage:

25th July-1st August (Redshirts and Purple Shirts)
26th July-1st August (Helpers)

Groups:

Redshirts – Year 10 and Year 11
Purple Shirts – Year 12
Helpers – Year 13+

Price:

Pilgrim Package
1a. £750 – Redshirts and Young Helpers Full Price Package
1b. £600 – Redshirts and Young Helpers Subsidised Package

2a. £850 – Helpers and Clinicians Full Price Package
2b. £650 – Helpers and Clinicians e.g. Student/Low Income Subsidised Price

Apply Here:

https://www.my-holiday-booking.co.uk/crm/introduction/index/i/17/eid/15

Sample Timetables:

Sample Purple Shirt TimetableSample Redshirt Timetable

Next Information Meeting

TBC

For more information, please visit https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/lourdes/home or contact Mr Bergin p.bergin@sjb.surrey.sch.uk

RSE

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an important part of our curriculum. We follow the statutory framework outlined by the DfE, ensuring that all content is covered at a stage that is age appropriate. Whilst there are elements woven into a large number of subject curricular, the statutory elements are delivered through PSHE, Science and RE. Below you can find information on the key areas that are delivered in each year group – click on each year group. (Where there are ‘blank’ sections within the table, there is no specific foci on RSE content within that subject for that year group.)

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

PSHE

At SJB, our PSHE program strives to treat students as unique individuals, fostering their abilities to become content, secure, and accomplished members of society. Our goal is to create citizens who will live their lives embracing our school values of Respect, Aspire, Integrity, Love and Service.

Every week all students have one period of PSHE that is delivered by their Form Tutor. This provides a comfortable and open environment for students to explore the important and sometimes challenging topics covered within the curriculum. Our curriculum is built around six key themes: Mental and emotional health; relationships; physical and sexual health; citizenship; careers; and economics, finance and e-safety.

More information about what the students study can be found below:

KS3

In Key stage 3, PSHE will equip students with the skills and opportunities to understand the foundations of positive and thriving relationships within their local communities. Pupils will investigate the essential principles of British values, to understand their own rights while recognising their obligation to uphold the rights of others. Additionally, in accordance with statutory guidance (informed by the DfE) the curriculum includes topics on relationships and sexual education, taught in conjunction with the core gospel values of love, respect, and dignity for all.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

KS4

At Key stage 4, the PSHE curriculum will build upon the skills and knowledge students will have developed within the KS3 module. This way students will further their understanding in key areas such as Economics, Finance, Mental Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships. Students will also further their understanding of ‘Career Development’ in preparation for their next steps.

The curriculum also includes Relationship and Sex Education which is supported by our school chaplain. These lessons will provide students with informative education inspired by the core gospel values.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

KS5

At Key stage 5, The goal of PSHE is to offer students opportunities to best prepare themselves for adult life. Students will cover a variety of topics, these topics will include themes of; Emotional Wellbeing, Financial Literacy, Healthy Relationships and Discrimination, as well as Developing Independence post 6th form.

The curriculum also includes Relationship and Sex Education which is supported by our school chaplain. These lessons will provide students with informative education inspired by the core gospel values.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

PSHE Curriculum Overview 23-24

Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y12 Y13
Autumn 1 Mental and emotional health Mental and emotional health E-safety Economics, finance and e-safety Careers Mental & emotional health Careers
Autumn 2 E-safety Careers Mental & emotional health Relationships Mental & emotional health Careers Relationships
Spring 1 Physical health Physical health Careers Sexual health Sexual health Relationships Economics, finance & e-safety
Spring 2 Careers Economics, finance & e-safety Citizenship Mental & emotional health Citizenship Physical & Sexual health Citizenship
Summer 1 Economics, finance Relationships Economics, finance & e-safety Citizenship Exam Revision Economics, finance & e-safety Exam Revision
Summer 2 Relationships Citizenship Relationships & Sexual health Careers N/A Citizenship NA

Personal Development

At SJB, we believe it is our moral duty to ensure our students grow into happy, confident, resilient, articulate young people who leave school equipped to lead fulfilling adult lives and make a positive contribution to society.  This means understanding and demonstrating our school values of Respect, Aspire, Integrity, Love and Service. By developing these characteristics, we believe our pupils will be able to thrive in their futures.

We have strategically planned and structured our personal development programme across our school to ensure our students achieve. All our students can experience a wide range of lessons, experiences, trips and visits – both within curriculum time and as extra-curricular opportunities. We believe the experiences our students have will allow them to develop the cultural capital to have a successful and aspirational future.

At SJB our personal development programme includes:

PASTORAL CURRICULUM

Our Pastoral Curriculum is underpinned by the Gospel Values and is sequenced to support our students in developing as unique individuals throughout their seven year journey at SJB. Delivered through Form Time, assemblies, away days, educational visits, masses, PSHE and RSE lessons, core PE lessons, extra-curricular opportunities, spiritual development, key skills and our behaviour policy, we aim to weave the key themes into all facets of school life.

PSHE & RSE

At SJB, we have planned our PSHE curriculum to develop the whole child, and it is underpinned by our school values of Respect, Aspire, Integrity, Love and Service.

Our curriculum ensures that our children are responsible, respectful and active citizens. This includes being aware of the fundamental British values in a multi-ethnic and diverse society and how they can keep mentally and physically healthy. It goes beyond the statutory elements, including RSE and the Equality Act, so that our children develop an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and are ready for the next phase of their lives.

Children will build confidence in their self-image, gain a sense of purpose in, and understanding of, the world around them so that they are healthy and ready for their future.

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

At SJB, we believe the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children is essential to them becoming well-rounded citizens who actively contribute to society. SMSC is embodied within our school motto “Have faith…believe you can!; our core values and ethos; and enables young people to be responsible, resilient and ready to learn at all times. We teach spiritual, moral, social and cultural development across the curriculum and promote it thoughtfully and broadly.

 

Social, Emotional, Physical and Mental Health

Our shared ethos and values feed into a curriculum that supports learners in developing their character, including resilience, confidence and independence. From this, students learn how to keep physically and mentally healthy. As such, our SEMH curriculum supports the journey of holistically creating students who are ready to learn and grow into happy, confident, resilient and articulate young people who know how to take care of their body and mind.

 

Careers

At SJB, we ensure that all students, regardless of background, explore a range of career sectors and have high aspirations for their futures. We break down stereotypes and provide unbiased careers guidance that follows the Gatsby Benchmarks. We encourage students to pursue their passions and make good choices to have the best chance of success in the next phase of their education, training or employment. Our aim is for all students to enter employment, education or training after KS5.

 

Student Leadership

At SJB Student Leaders are active in all areas of school life including sports, subjects, peer support, mentoring and volunteering. The opportunities provided for students lie at the heart of building our ethos and our sense of community and trust. The school’s leadership programme builds the necessary skills, confidence and motivation to engage directly in the wider improvement of our school and most importantly our students learning experience.

 

E-Safety

At SJB, we provide a logical and substantive e-safety curriculum that ensures all students know how to stay safe online. Through specific lessons across the curriculum, we teach students to recognise online risks to their wellbeing and what to do if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Students are taught to become good digital citizens who recognise what is right and wrong online.

 

Clubs, Trips and Experiences

Through our wide and varied programme of clubs, trips and experiences, all students will have opportunities to challenge themselves and broaden their horizons. Our extensive provision allows students to have healthy minds and healthy bodies; and it helps develop each students’ strength of character, helping to define who they are and who they want to be. We plan, track and monitor demand for and attendance at the wide range of opportunities available. This allows us to ensure all students, especially those who are disadvantaged, can fully develop their character and widen their horizons.

 

Equality and Diversity

At SJB, we celebrate our harmonious and diverse community across and outside the curriculum. We promote equality and teach our students to respect all people. This includes understanding the importance of the Protected Characteristics as defined by the 2010 Equality Act. Our students behave with integrity and cooperate well with all people regardless of their backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

 

British Values

At SJB, promoting and teaching British Values is essential to developing active citizens who are respectful, act with integrity, aspire to be the best versions of themselves, love one another and give time to service. We are proud of our harmonious school and embrace opportunities to celebrate our diversity and come together as a community. We teach British Values throughout and across the broad curriculum that all students will learn. This helps to ensure that our students leave our school as citizens who are fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

 

Reading for Pleasure

At SJB, we wholeheartedly encourage a life-long love of reading amongst all our students as it provides opportunities to encounter characters, situations and viewpoints that mirror their own lives as well as giving them a window into the lives of others. Our KS3 reading curriculum together with regular book fairs, reward trips and other events, explicitly supports this and highlights the importance of developing a life-long love of reading.

 

Reading for pleasure

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a significant difference to children’s educational performance as a child’s reading skills are directly linked to their success in all subjects in school: children with good literacy skills do well in other subjects as they are able to analyse and comprehend a range of texts more easily, as well as being able to express their ideas and knowledge, both verbally and in writing, in a more fluent manner.
As children develop their reading skills, they also develop their reading comprehension, that is, their ability to fully understand a written passage of text. It is the bridge between being a passive reader, who takes nothing from what they have just read, and an active reader who engages with what they are reading and who reads with an open and questioning mind.

This is the crucial link to becoming a skilled reader: essential for a positive academic, professional and personal life.

At SJB, we want to wholeheartedly encourage a life-long love of reading amongst all our students and give them the opportunity to encounter characters, situations and viewpoints that mirror their own lives as well as giving them a window into the lives of others. As part of this, students in KS3 have a weekly reading homework on Sparx Reader: an online, structured reading programme that exposes students to a wide variety of books appropriate to their age and ability, whilst also improving both their reading skills and their reading comprehension.

In KS4, we encourage students to take a more independent approach to their reading and encourage them to read for at least 20 minutes every day – it doesn’t matter whether they pick up a fiction or non-fiction text, autobiography, football annual or comic book, it’s the time spent reading that matters!
All students have access to a wide-variety of books in our English classroom book corners as well as a wealth of non-fiction articles on “The Day” via a link on their iPad – this is a great place to start if you don’t have any books to hand at home – and of course, your child’s teachers are more than happy to recommend a book if there is a particular topic/genre your child is enthused about.

We also please ask, that you encourage your child to read at home, complete their Sparx reader homework and support them in their journey to becoming accomplished readers; helping to set them up for success in the future (and a lifetime of enjoying the magical world of books!).

Below you can find links to our recommended reading lists for KS3 & KS4:

Year 7 Mastery Reading ListYear 8 & 9 Mastery Reading List

KS4 Reading List

If none of the books on our reading lists catch your eye, then you may like to try the Bookfinder. This tool allows you to search by reading age and theme to get a selection of bespoke recommendations just for you.

Extra Curricular

Here at SJB, we don’t just value what happens inside the classroom, but also what happens out of it. We believe that a well-balanced, broad education, and certainly one that gets the best out of the children, should combine curricular and extracurricular activities. The activities we run, as well as day trips, residential and international trips and reflection days help to shape our students and give them experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Running activities is also a fantastic way for students to discover their hidden talents and build long-lasting relationships with their peers.

Where possible, our Year 7 and 8 students are expected to take up two activities per week, one of which should be a sporting or outdoor activity, but they can always do more! The schedule of activities is published termly, and students must sign up through Arbor. For any further information, please speak to Mr McKenna, our Assistant Head, and Miss Brooks, our House & Extra-curricular Coordinator.

Extracurricular Info Booklet Term 3 (2023/24)Sports & Extracurricular highlights

Trips highlightsSJB Sport

Sporting Achievements

At SJB, we value sports and celebrate our students’ achievements in a vast range of sporting disciplines. As well as our regularly, weekly clubs, many of our teams achieve success at local and district level. Below are the successes so far this year, for more information, and to see the key highlights, please do visit our SJB PE Instagram page PE Instagram:

Netball
Year 8 – Woking league winners
Year 9 – Woking league winners
Both progressed to the Surrey finals. Year 9 came 4th in Surrey!

Woking District Tournament
Year 7 – 5th out of 9 schools
Year 10 – 5th out of 9 schools

Basketball

Girls Woking District Tournament
Year 8 – 2nd
Year 9 – 3rd

Boys District Tournaments
Year 7- A team 1st, B team 5th
Year 8 – 3rd

League
Year 7 are through to the Jr. NBA Finals – South East!! Result TBC

Football

Year 7 Girls Woking District League Winners
Year 10&11 Girls District League Runners Up
Year 10 Boys District League Runners Up

Rugby
Chobham Woking District Tournament, Year 7 came 1st

Panathlon
First time SJB competed in the Panathlon, placed 5th out of 10 schools

Rounders
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 girls all through to District Finals. Result TBC

North West Surrey Swimming Gala
Year 7 2nd, Year 8 1st, Year 9 3rd
Overall – 2nd

Year 7 Sports Hall Athletics
Both boys and girls teams made it through to the County Finals.

Badminton
Woking District tournament – Year 10&11 girls and boys came 3rd.

District Cross Country Championships
Year 7 Girls 2nd, Year 8 boys 3rd, Year 10/11 boys 2nd

Indoor Cricket
Boy
U15 – won district tournament

Girls
U13 competed in the Lady Tavener competition. They came 2nd, which took them through to the plate final.

School Show

Our school show is a huge highlight in the school calendar. We pride ourselves on ensuring we create an inclusive, fun and creative environment for students to develop all- important social skills that will serve them well in their future endeavours. Participating in the show increases confidence, develops creativity, enables students to make new friends and there is no doubt about it – being in the show is so much fun!

The show is performed in November but we audition in July which is why it is open to students in Years 8-13. There is a vast range of ways that students can be involved; performing, stage management, lighting, sound, make-up, marketing to name a few. Our shows are such a celebration of the amazing talents of our students and a wonderful way to bring our community together. This quote from a student provides a real insight into what the show means to them:

“I have done this twice now and every time I feel accepted by everyone and I really fit in. The show is a place for everyone to be themself. The teachers are so supportive as well as the cast. You feel so welcomed and I always have so much fun. This has deepened my love for acting and convinced me to take this skill of acting with me later on in life. I have met so many more nice people and made so many new friends.”

Over the last ten years, we have produced the following shows:

2014 High School Musical

2015 Oliver!

2016 Romeo and Juliet

2017 Peter Pan

2018 Grease

2019 Little Shop of Horrors
2021 The Addams Family
2022 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2023 Nativity – the Musical

Duke of Edinburgh Award

All students in Year 10 are given the opportunity to register in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in the autumn term. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, programme of activities for everyone aged 14-24. Participation in their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programme which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. These are nationally recognised awards which are valued by both universities and employers.

Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity. Students need to show a regular commitment (approximately one hour per week) for each activity over a period of at least three months. One of the activities must be continued for a further three months. The fourth part of the award is an expedition which is organised by the school following the completion of a training programme.

Those students who successfully complete bronze can join us for their silver award in either year 11 or 12. We also support students who are completing Gold awards.
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Music

Music plays an important part in the life of the school and all pupils are actively encouraged to take part in the many and varied musical activities on offer. We provide individual tuition on most orchestral instruments (brass, woodwind etc.) as well as guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, piano and voice. Individual music theory lessons are also available. Please complete the Enrolment Form below to request individual music lessons for your son/daughter.

Enrolment form for music lessons

There are many other activities and clubs to participate in. A full list with enrolment details can be found on Arbor.

Careers

Welcome to our Careers section.

Our Head of Careers is Mr. Richard Czepukojc and he can be contacted as follows:

Email: r.czepukojc@sjb.surrey.sch.uk

Telephone: 01483 729 343.

Our Provider Access Policy Statement (PAL) can be viewed here:
Careers Provider Access Policy Statement (PAL) – May 2024.

Please use the navigation on the left-hand side to access further careers information.

For further information about our careers provision please see our Careers Policy (October 2023).

We will review this careers plan on an annual basis.

Careers Plan Review Date: 1st November 2024.