Our PSHE curriculum, including statutory Relationships and Health education, provides a framework through which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement, helping children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future.


Our PSHE provision supports the school’s aims of developing confident citizens and successful learners who are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems. The social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture. Our planned thematic PSHE program, built around a spiral curriculum of recurring themes, is designed to:

  1. Give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions.
  2. Encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness.
  3. Enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences.
  4. Promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.
  5. Enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others.
  6. Encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment.
  7. Help our pupils understand and manage their feelings, build resilience and be independent, curious problem solvers.
  8. Understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.

We know there is a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education are critical to ensuring children are effective learners.


At Mawgan-in-Pydar School we use SCARF, a comprehensive scheme of work for PSHE and Wellbeing. We follow the six suggested half termly units and adapt it, where necessary, to meet the local needs of our school:
Autumn 1: Me and My Relationships - includes content on feelings, emotions, conflict resolution and friendships.
Autumn 2: Valuing Difference - a focus on respectful relationships and British values.
Spring 1: Keeping Myself Safe - looking at keeping ourselves healthy and safe.
Spring 2: Rights and Responsibilities - learning about money, living the wider world and the environment.
Summer 1: Being My Best - developing skills in keeping healthy, developing a growth mindset (resilience), goal-setting and achievement.
Summer 2: Growing and Changing - finding out about the human body, the changes that take place from birth to old age and being safe.

There is planned progression across the SCARF scheme of work, so that children are increasingly and appropriately challenged as they move up through the school.

SCARF raises self-awareness, group awareness, collaboration skills, teamwork experience, respectfulness, preparing children for the wider world and their position in it.

If your child raises an issue at home that you are not sure how to respond to and you wish to gain further information, please see the class teacher in the first instance for guidance on what was covered in the lesson. Alternatively, you can visit the SCARF website - click on the link below.

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