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PSHE and Relationships Education

Long Term Overview



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. The topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide pupils with appropriate and essential safeguarding knowledge.

The 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.




At Oake Bradford and Nynehead C of E (VC) Primary School, we have a clear and comprehensive programme of study for PSHE – SCARF. It is 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. There is an emphasis on providing opportunities for discussions through practical activities and recording children’s learning and ideas in whole class big books. In addition to the SCARF units we have a progression of additional skills and knowledge including areas such as Zones of Regulation (more information is available on the SEND page of our website).




The SCARF programme of study and additional units provides our school with an effective framework for pupils’ wellbeing. Pupils are enabled to develop the vocabulary, confidence and resilience to articulate their thoughts and feelings within an environment that encourage openness, trust and respect and know when and how they can seek the support of others.