Here at Robertswood School, we use Coram Life Education’s scheme of work called SCARF throughout school. This follows the PSHE Association’s programme of study.
What is SCARF?
SCARF PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Early Years through to Year 6 from Coram Life Education. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. The statutory guidance for Relationships and Health Education for primary schools is also covered within this scheme.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
Relationships and Health Education
The Department for Education has just recently made the Relationships and Health aspects of PSHE statutory in Primary schools. We have updated our policies to reflect this change.
Our PSHE curriculum is designed to match guidelines from the Department for Education.
Any changes to our approach shall be noted on this page and, where changes are made, there shall be full consultation with parents/carers.
For clarification, puberty is part of the statutory Health Education, and will be taught to all children through Key Stage 2. The concept that our bodies grow and change from babies to old age is introduced in Key Stage 1. Correct terminology for body parts is introduced early to normalise this biological vocabulary and to support safeguarding. These words are not used in isolation but always in appropriate context, ensuring children know these are private parts of their bodies.
We believe that knowledge empowers and protects children as long as it is age-appropriate. At secondary school, Sex Education is statutory and we, along with the Department for Education, and the PSHE Association, believe that primary schools should prepare children with accurate knowledge about human reproduction before they transfer to secondary school.