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PSHE & Relationship and Sex Education

At Heathlands C of E Primary School we recognise the extensive evidence associating childhood social and emotional skills with improved outcomes at school in later life, in relation to physical and mental health, school readiness and academic achievement, crime, employment and income.


We follow the Coram Education SCARF Curriculum which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship and provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. In KS1 and KS2, children follow the SCARF programme that divides the year into 6 themes units:

• Me and My Relationships: includes content on feelings, emotions, conflict resolution and friendships.
• Valuing Difference: a focus on respectful relationships and British values.
• Keeping Myself Safe: looking at keeping ourselves healthy and safe.
• Rights and Responsibilities: learning about money, living the wider world and the environment.
• Being My Best: developing skills in keeping healthy, developing a growth mindset (resilience), goal-setting and achievement.
• Growing and Changing: finding out about the human body, the changes that take place from birth to old age and being safe.


In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception), PSHE education is about making connections; it’s strongly linked to child-led activities, including play. PSHE is taught through activities that are part of topics, as well as on an individual basis to develop personal skills such as dressing, feeding and toileting. Positive experiences are built through daily opportunities, to share and enjoy a range of different activities. Children are given the opportunity to engage in social activities, as members of a small group or occasionally during whole-school activities.


For a more detailed look at what will taught within each year group, click on the document below:

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Healthy Schools

Heathlands Primary School is proud to be a Healthy School that promotes the health and well-being of pupils. We aim to do this as a whole school approach, which includes pupils from Early Years up to Year 6. Please see below for our Healthy Schools Foundation Certificate. We are delighted to announce that we are currently working towards our Enhanced Healthy School Status!

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

A Relationships and Sex Education curriculum is used with the approval of the governors. Parents are invited to share the content of this study prior to being taught. It is taught through different age-appropriate lessons that focus on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.

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