PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of our pupils’ education.
PSHE is a non-statutory subject so the DfE do not provide a framework or program of study. Each school has the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE using a curriculum of their choice.
At Langwathby C of E School we tailor our PSHE program to reflect our rural context and the specific needs of our pupils. We use the SCARF program because we believe it will equip our pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
We strive to embed the skills necessary for learners to become resilient and rounded members of a global community. We aim to allow the children to take risks, try new things and learn that it’s ok to make mistakes because we can always try again. We aim to provide our learners with quality teaching and learning so that they develop the PSHE knowledge and skills to become responsible citizens of the future.
PSHE and Well Being are taught throughout the school in various ways; including direct PSHE lessons focusing on key concepts and through daily routines and interactions. From Nursery to Year 6 we value each child’s unique qualities and aim to develop and nurture their needs, in a caring, respectful manner.
We tailor the SCARF units so that they build upon the statutory content delivered across the other subjects whilst also incorporating the statutory guidance provided for: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Relationship and Sex Education
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils, and relationships and sex education (RSE) is compulsory for all secondary school pupils.
When any school provides RSE they must have regard to the Secretary of State’s guidance (link below), this is a statutory duty.
DfE Statutory Guidance - Relationship Education, RSE and Health Education.
We use the SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) scheme as the basis of our PSHE curriculum. This program promotes positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement alongside meeting all DfE requirements for statutory Relationships and Health Education.
Provided below is a one-page overview of the key themes and topics covered in SCARF's spiral curriculum from Nursery to Y6. This plan is based on upon the schemes half-termly units, which have the same themes across all year groups.
The document below outlines the progression and sequence of learning in each of the key areas:
- Me and my Relationships
- Valuing Difference
- Keeping Myself Safe
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Being my Best
- Growing an Changing
At Langwathby School we aim to give children a positive growth mindset, enabling them to develop the skills to become resilient, life long learners. Allowing children the chance to explore and learn, playing with what they know but also having the confidence to try new things and ‘have a go’. We want to equip the children with the skills needed to persist with an activity when challenges occur, bounce back after difficulties and show a belief that more effort or a different approach will pay off. There’s no such word as can't - just not yet!
We hope children will be proud when they accomplish something new- not just recognising the end result but also being able to enjoy meeting new challenges for their own sake rather than external reward or praise.