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PSHE and RSE Curriculum at Eaton

Our Curriculum Drivers are to promote resilience, develop communication and ensure all pupils have access to all learning possibilities both in and out of the classroom.


Our curriculum intent is for our pupils to know more, do more, and learn more.



Our PSHE programme of study – SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) aims to equip our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.


Our curriculum intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that foster pupils’ knowledge and skills necessary to grow personally and socially, to protect and enhance their wellbeing, to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, who are able to responsibly contribute to our diverse society.


SCARF promotes a deep understanding of British Values, developing appreciation of others and their value in society, as well as build positive views of themselves, so as to develop their self-worth, a strong sense of identity and become confident citizens by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


All the topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide all pupils with appropriate and essential safeguarding knowledge to enable them to know they can ask for help.

he SCARF programme of study is fully in line with the learning outcomes and core themes of the PSHE Association scheme of work. It covers all the required objectives and follows the three core areas of

  • Health and Wellbeing,
  • Relationships and
  • Living in the Wider World.

It also fulfils the requirements of the 2020 Statutory Relationship and Health Education which enables all pupils to build good, safe and healthy relationships now and in their future lives.

What do we teach?

Our curriculum is designed to be taught in thematic units with a spiral approach, ensuring themes can be revisited and pupils can recall and build upon previous learning, exploring the underlying principles of PSHE education regularly at a depth that is appropriate for the age and stage of their education.  All lessons include resources and opportunities to build a rich bank of vocabulary.


Health and healthy relationships, kindness, valuing differences, how to keep safe, knowing our rights and others and showing respect, being the best we can, making informed decisions, about how bodies and minds change, where to seek help


The six thematic units are taught in a spiral curriculum that revisits each theme approximately every two years. This enables children to recall and build upon prior learning, exploring the underlying principles of our PSHE education regularly and at depth, whilst being appropriate for the age and stage of the child. Lessons are designed for delivery in a creative manner, using many approaches, such as role play, class discussions, art work, small group work and games.


  • Communication & Language
  • Listening and responding to questions
  • Make comments about what they have heard
  • Hold conversations with their teacher and peers
  • Speaking:  small group , class and one-to-one discussions;  offer explanations; express ideas and feelings
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Self-regulation:  understand own feelings; Set and work towards simple goals; Give focused attention
  • Managing self: confident to try new activities; show independence, resilience and perseverance;  explain reasons for rules; manage own basic hygiene and personal needs
  • Building relationships: work and play cooperatively, taking turns; form positive attachments; show sensitivity
  • Literacy
    • Comprehension:  demonstrate understanding; anticipate key events in stories; use and understand introduced vocabulary
  • Understanding the World
  • Past and present:  talk about lives of people around them
  • People, culture and communities:  know similarities and differences between religious and cultural communities; explain similarities and differences between life in this country and other countries

From R to Year 6:


  • Me and My Relationships: includes content on feelings, emotions, conflict resolution and friendships;
  • Valuing Difference: a focus on respectful relationships and British values;
  • Keeping Myself Safe: looking at keeping ourselves healthy and safe
  • Rights and Responsibilities: learning about money, living the wider world and the environment;
  • Being My Best: developing skills in keeping healthy, developing a growth mindset (resilience), goal-setting & achievement;
  • Growing & Changing: finding out about the human body, the changes that take place from birth to old age and being safe.


How do pupils learn?

Lessons are designed for delivery in a creative manner, using many approaches, such as role play, class discussions, art work, small group work, games, discussion/debate, partner/ group/ class activities, stories, scenarios, big questions, inspirational quotes, role models, news items.

Specific vocabulary discussed.


In addition to dedicated PSHE lessons, many other curriculum subjects make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) and the language is used consistently by all staff. Additionally, pupils are encouraged to show leadership in their community through the school council, eco team and all pupils in Year 6 have a leadership role.

How do we know what children have learned?

Assessment for learning opportunities are built into each unit, which enables self-evaluation, reflective learning, allowing teachers to evaluate and assess progress. It also offers a tool for summative assessment, creating opportunities to record and track achievement. Most lessons are recorded in the class PSHE ‘Floorbook’, which shows a journey and a celebration of learning through the thematic units taught.


Assessment tools during lesson include thumbs up/down, discussion, personal reflections, voting, group conclusions, activities/photos recorded in floor book.