Our vision at Healdswood Infant and Nursery School is for PSHE to prepare our children for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of life and living in the 21st Century. At the core of our curriculum is the personal development and well-being of each pupil and we wholeheartedly believe PSHE permeates through our school ethos and values. Our ambitious PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to recognise their identify, manage their emotions, develop their sense of empathy and be empowered to make informed choices. Our vision at Healdswood is to provide a curriculum which will encourage our children to be happy, respectful, resilient and independent individuals.
At Healdswood Infant and Nursery School our PSHE curriculum:
As part of PSHE, Relationships Education (RE), Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education England Regulations 2019 have made RSE compulsory in all primary schools from September 2020. At Healdswood Infant and Nursery School, we use the Coram Education ‘Scarf’ Scheme to deliver the government guidance on Health and Relationships Education.
SCARF provides a framework for a whole-school approach to improving children's wellbeing and progress based on five values:
SCARF provides a whole-school teaching framework centred on the 'Growth Mindset' approach- promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. The SCARF values are bought to life using Harold the Giraffe and his friends, songs, films and thought-provoking activities.
There is a strong link between a pupils health and well-being, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through a comprehensive PSHE curriculum are essential to ensure children are effective learners.
Although our SCARF scheme is implemented through our ‘Feel Good Friday’, the themes of the programme are embedded throughout our school curriculum, assemblies and the wider school life. We also have visits, visitors and other opportunities involving the local community to support children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development at Healdswood Infant and Nursery School.