Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education


Our ultimate goal at Sparsholt C of E Primary School is that every child should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to manage their lives now and in the future. 


A high quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education curriculum is a vital part of their development.


In order to ensure that all the statutory requirements are covered throughout school in a sensitive and age appropriate way, we following a comprehensive scheme of work, provided by 'Coram Life Education' called 'SCARF' (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). This scheme ensures that the statutory objectives are taught through age appropriate units of learning designed to ensure our children are given the tools to become, lifelong learners and acquire personal skills and attributes to help them in their future lives.


‘SCARF’ covers all of the DfE's new statutory requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education (September 2020) .The focus in Primary Schools is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. 


Class teachers follow the suggested six half-termly unit themes provided by SCARF for each year. 

The themed units are: 

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

Children are encouraged to engage in activities that promote an understanding of themselves as growing and changing individuals, and as members of a wider community, based on their own first hand experiences. These activities also encourage pupils to understand how their choices and behaviours can affect others. 


Please find below our PSHE Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement and our PSHE Long Term Overview.