Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

At Coalway Community Infant School, we learn through the PSHE programme of study, SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). This 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: to grow personally and socially, to protect and enhance well-being, 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 the British Values; developing appreciation of others and their value in society, as well as building positive views of themselves. It also aims to develop the pupils self-worth, build a strong sense of identity and to become a confident citizen by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. All the teaching units support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide all pupils with appropriate and essential safeguarding knowledge to enable them to know that they can ask for help. 

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 Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. It also fulfills 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.


SCARF is designed to be taught as a stand-alone lesson from EYFS to Year 2 and also entwine through daily practice and discussion time.  With a spiral approach, we ensure different themes are revisited and pupils can recall and build upon previous learning, exploring the underlying principles of PSHE education. Here at Coalway Infant School, we are mindful of the age and stage of their education and all lessons include supporting materials, a rich bank of vocabulary and assessment opportunities to reflect and discuss.

Assessment for learning opportunities are built into each unit. This enables self-evaluation and reflective learning, allowing teachers to evaluate and assess progress. It also offers a tool for summative assessment, creating opportunities to record and celebrate achievement.

We believe that through an effective delivery of the SCARF curriculum, we enable pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes pupils  need to succeed at school and in the wider world.