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Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E)

Intent: How we Plan and Structure PSHE

Implementation: How we Teach PSHE

At St John the Baptist Primary School we follow the SCARF PSHE programme, which is a whole school approach that provides a scheme of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to, and including, Year 6. SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) is mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study. The units are tailored to each year group under the following themes: 

Health & Wellbeing - Being my Best,

Healthy Lifestyles,

Keeping Myself Safe, 

Relationships – Feelings and emotions,

Healthy Relationships,

Valuing Difference

Growing and Changing.

The units are taught through a spiral curriculum, being explored in greater depth with resources tailored to each age group. Every teacher has access to the SCARF online resources, which include lesson plans and additional resources which are then tailored to meet the needs of our children.

PSHE is not only taught as a discrete lesson, but should additional issues arise in classrooms regarding certain topics, further time will be allocated where appropriate. As well as using the SCARF scheme, we also use collective worship to discuss matters such as internet safety, anti-bullying and topical issues which may arise within our community or in the wider world.

Impact: How we Identify Children's Progress

A meaningful PSHE curriculum supports children so that they are happy and positive about school life. They have a good understanding of theirs and others rights and responsibilities and are able to make good choices. Children demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school and demonstrate positive behaviour because they understand that they have a responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others. They are enabled to handle setbacks and disagreements as they have been equipped with these skills through good quality PSHE teaching. Within our school, children have a safe and nurturing environment in which to discuss their feelings and opinions, whilst developing their emotional intelligence.

Teachers use informal assessment tools to review how children are progressing within each area of PSHE learning, including circle times, discussions, focus questions and both group and independent tasks. Children recognise and understand the significance of our school values which are intertwined within our PSHE teaching and are a cornerstone of all that we do at St John the Baptist Primary School.

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