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PSHE/RSE Curriculum

At Killingholme Primary, we promote a positive attitude to learning (based on our school vision of Partnerships + Potential + Performance = Success), encouraging our students to aspire to achieve their full potential by providing rich, motivational, purposeful and inspiring learning.

Our Intent:

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum, which is accessible to all which encourages our children to have a positive and successful role in society as children and adults in the future. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. To develop their understanding of fundamental British values by increasing their acceptance and appreciation of diversity, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law. To develop oracy skills, debate and expression of opinions through discussion. Children will develop their resilience, confidence and independence, which will help them keep physically and mentally healthy at each stage of their education. 


Our Implementation:

PSHE in our school is taught using a flexible scheme called SCARF (a PSHE curriculum: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship), which supports the school in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and its obligations in relation to safeguarding. SCARF gives teaching staff high quality planning and resources which our teachers adapt to their classes’ needs. This includes key vocabulary and questioning. SCARF is also mapped to the new DfE guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education, The PSHE Association's Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, the National Curriculum, Curriculum for Excellence and Ofsted's requirements. 

The topics covered in Early Years are the same, enabling the children to build on prior learning and building the foundations from topics in year 1 to year 6. This is to consolidate the children’s learning and develop on previous learning.

This supports the children who have different starting points at the school. PSHE skills are also taught through cross curricular links, assemblies and  (often the theme for assemblies identifies, promotes and celebrates one of the school’s or British values), other school events, such as residential visits, special activities planned to allow the children to work together, partnership with local schools and School Council. Metal Heath Champions and teachers incorporate the teaching of PSHE related skills, knowledge and attitudes into lessons across the curriculum as and when appropriate. We celebrate achievement and progress within the areas of personal, social, emotional development through our weekly Good Work Assembly, which celebrates a variety of personal achievements in and outside school, with particular focus on our ‘school vision, Partnerships + Potential + Performance = Success’, as well as on academic successes. By offering a curriculum, which is tailored to individual needs, we hope to see that all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and with SEND, have the chance to succeed. 


The Impact:

Our PSHE curriculum reflects the needs of our students, supports the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and promotes British values. The SCARF programme of study provides our school with an effective framework for pupils’ wellbeing. Students are enabled to develop the vocabulary, confidence and resilience to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings within an environment that encourage openness, trust and respect and know when and how they can seek the support of others. They will apply their understanding of society to their everyday interactions, from the classroom and the school to the wider community they are part of SCARF actively supports our school which prioritises physical and mental health, providing pupils with the skills to evaluate their own wellbeing needs, practice self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them. 

Our PSHE provision has a positive impact on the whole child, including their attainment and progress, by overcoming any social and emotional barriers to learning and build on their self-esteem. In our school we use SCARF as a tool to promote wellbeing, safeguarding. We believe that through the effective delivery of the SCARF curriculum we enable pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to succeed at school and in the wider world. 

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