Following the statutory requirement to teach Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSE) as part of the updated PSHE curriculum, we have decided to follow a scheme of work created by Coram Life Education called SCARF from September 2021.
This scheme of work has been accredited by the PSHE Association and fully covers all of the PSHE and RSE curriculum objectives that we have to teach at Key Stage 2. As it is a spiral curriculum, there is clear progression for the children as they progress through each set of projects throughout their time at the school. The children are taught one weekly lesson across six half termly projects. These are: Me and My Relationships, Valuing Differences, Keeping Myself Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Being my Best and Growing and Changing.
Due to our membership of SCARF we are also fortunate enough to have signed up for a Life Bus Education visit. Representatives from SCARF will come into school each year and provide additional learning experiences for the children in smaller groups. The sessions are all linked to SCARF and are a great way of offering further lesson time to support children’s understanding.
Personal Social Health Education
Our aims for PSHE are to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. The children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. We also help the children to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Children learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
As a rights Respecting School we aim to explore the concepts of rights, respect and responsibilities (RRR) linked to our school values (TERRIFIC). RRR is promoted in class, playground, dinner hall, everywhere in school and in the local, wider and global community.
As a “Healthy School” our curriculum also ensures that children understand what being healthy means; this includes a focus on food, physical activity, financial and emotional wellbeing.