Our PSHE programme of study – SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) aims to equip our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our curriculum intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that foster pupils’ knowledge and skills necessary to grow personally and socially, to protect and enhance their wellbeing, to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, who are able to responsibly contribute to our diverse society.
What does this look like in the classroom?
  • We use the SCARF scheme of work, which supports the breadth of study for each year group with a focus on specific knowledge categories, it also helps us to ensure that we are meeting the Statutory Requirements for RSE (Relationships and Sex Education).
  • Learning is most effective with spaced repetition; each year progresses on the previous, enabling children to gain different skills. Retrieval of previously learnt content is a frequent and regular feature of all PSHE lessons, this is effectively demonstrated in such activities as Circle Time.
  • The learning is brought to life by the use of drama, videos, creative activities and discussions.
  • Each class has the use of a Floor book, used to record any significant learning. Floor books are used to collect the thoughts and ideas the pupils have explored through PSHE and other SMSC aspects that they explore through lessons.