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PSHE Curriculum

At Parsonage Farm Nursery and Infant School, we teach PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and Relationships Education (which has been compulsory since September 2020) through a programme called SCARF which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. SCARF is a whole school approach to building these essential foundations which we believe are crucial for children to achieve their best both academically and socially. Mental health and well-being are also included in the curriculum.

PSHE is taught weekly but not exclusively through the SCARF curriculum. We adapt our curriculum to the needs of the children and any issues that require addressing on a daily basis. It is delivered through circle times, drama, stories, and group discussions as well as through assemblies. Visits and visitors to the school further support the teaching of PSHE including the SCARF Life Bus mobile classroom which delivers memorable life skills lessons in our school ground.

Our school values are interwoven with PSHE lessons and provide a consistent language throughout the school.

Through our PSHE and Relationships Education teaching, we aim to provide children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live a healthy, safe and balanced life within and beyond our school.

These are the SCARF half-termly units we follow across the school:


Me and my Relationships


Valuing Difference


Keeping Myself Safe


Rights and Responsibilities


Being my Best


Growing and Changing

Our SCARF curriculum provides a detailed framework for developing a positive ethos across the school community which contributes significantly to British Values education. The five themes of British Values are:

By using SCARF we are ensuring these themes are taught, both explicitly and implicitly, in an age-appropriate way, across all year groups. We will be enabling children to develop responsibility for their own actions; respect for the actions and beliefs of others; understand how each individual is protected by the rule of law; and how everyone can make a positive contribution to society through the democratic process.

Follow this link for SCARF home learning activities for Autumn 1: