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PSHE (Personal, Social Health Education including Relations Education)


At Higham-on-the-Hill Church of England Primary School, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is regarded as being paramount in our children’s development.

We undertake to follow the principles in the Church of England Charter for faith sensitive and inclusive relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (RSHE).


The promotion of pupils’ personal development (which includes their social development) is a fundamental aspect of education and underpins all other learning. Through our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school, at work and in the community.


The curriculum is delivered by teachers using an accredited scheme of work: we follow SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) scheme of work to teach our children personal, social, health education (incorporating personal, social and emotional development) and wellbeing.


Through SCARF's whole-school approach we aim to promote positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.


We aim to develop confident and compassionate students, who are effective contributors to society, successful learners, and responsible citizens; we want our children to acquire the skills to flourish in all areas.


Our teaching sequence is shown below:


There are a range of activities used to teach PSHE including drama, art, talk, debate, thinking skills as well as writing. Through successful teaching and learning, the children should be able to apply their skills not only in their books, but in their existence.

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)


Safeguarding all of our pupils is of paramount importance. We believe that our children should be provided with age-appropriate information as they progress through the school so that they have the necessary information that will support them to make sensible choices throughout their lives.


Through our RSE (Relationships and sex education) lessons, we aim to provide them with knowledge to support their learning in emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health.