PSHE at Alverstoke Infant School
PSHE lessons take high priority as we recognise the contribution they make towards children having a positive outlook towards school, better enabling them to exceed or achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
At Alverstoke Infant School, we follow the SCARF scheme of work for PSHE.
SCARF is a nationally recognised scheme of work for PSHE that progressively builds on knowledge, skills and attitudes from EYFS through to Year 6.
Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship
The teaching of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is compulsory for all primary school aged pupils. This is taught sensitively and has been introduced to support all children to develop their knowledge of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This sits alongside the essential understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle physically and mentally.
What does PSHE look like at Alverstoke Infant School?
All pupils have discrete PSHE lessons on a weekly basis. Our PSHE programme encourages children and young people to explore each other’s faith and cultural perspectives in an objective and respectful way. Extra support/provision may be needed for pupils with special educational needs, to ensure their full understanding and we are committed to ensure all our children’s needs are met.
We adapt the SCARF planning to reflect our knowledge of the children and ensure learning is tailored to meet and respond to the children’s individual ability needs. We aim is to provide appropriate support to enable children achieve success by understanding that the children are different, and their varied needs are catered for. This is achieved by ensuring the route into accomplishing the learning objective is tailored to support the children’s needs.
Evidence and Assessment of PSHE
Skills and attitudes are monitored throughout the sessions and across the year. The curriculum coverage is monitored each term by the PSHE subject leader through lesson observation, learning environment walks and pupil voice surveys that also track the developing attitudes of children across the year.
Occasions throughout the year such as Children in Need allow the children to participate and contribute towards charity events. The students will also be able to demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty throughout learning opportunities in their lessons and during special occasions such as voting for their peers to become a member of the school council.