Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)


Through using our SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) scheme, we provide a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations which we believe are crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. In addition to weekly lessons, SCARF underpins our entire curriculum and recognises the role of the community and home life in influencing children’s choices. 


SMSC/PSHE is taught weekly in discrete lessons from Reception to year 6. We follow SCARF which meets the statutory and non-statutory requirements of the Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum within the three strands: Relationship Education, Health Education and Sex Education.  We have a whole school approach and use programmes which show progression and continuity of learning: ‘SCARF’ from Coram Children’s Charity.

Every SCARF lesson plan has links to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study recommended learning opportunities; lesson plans are organised under the PSHE Association’s programmes of Study core themes and topics enabling the whole school to cover the same themes each term.  Together these programmes increase awareness of the sources of help and enable pupils to develop the confidence and skills required to use them.   Visitors and Theme Weeks such as Children’s Mental Health Week; further enhance the learning experience for all of our children.


Our PSHE curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils, supports the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and promotes British values. It aims to provide children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  

Children are not assessed against expectations in PSHE, their work forms a personal record of their own thoughts and reflections, verbal feedback only is given.

Useful Information

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SCARF progression of learning