At Pinewood Infant School we intend to cover a comprehensive PSHE curriculum, where all children cover the recommended and compulsory content as they progress through the school years. Each child will encounter a number of different lessons and experiences to help them develop their understanding of themselves and the people around them.
Children will be taught the school values through the SCARF acronym: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. This will also cover British Values and our school’s core values throughout their learning at Pinewood. We aim for children to be emotionally aware, build a sense of belonging, develop empathy and have good emotional and communication skills to aid them to progress in future life
At Pinewood Infant School the PSHE curriculum consists of teaching the school values through the medium of SCARF.
Using these values, we aim to encourage understanding of our school values and to ensure the children understand their rights and the rules of being a valued member of society. We use an adapted approach, where teachers change the lessons and lesson focus depending on the children’s needs within each class. Although we follow the guidance given by Coram Life Education Wessex, teachers are not restricted by this.
All teachers are trying to teach at least half an hour of SCARF a week and are tracking their lessons in their SCARF folders.
At Pinewood Infant School we develop each child as a whole person, ensuring they can reach their potential as an individual, as well as academically. We are starting to assess using a simple tick system that is supplied by Coram Life Education, and this is then used as a tracking system to ensure every child develops their social skills where needed. This information can be used to inform reports and to pass information onto the ELSA about any child that may need additional support socially outside the weekly SCARF sessions. Children should also complete a pre- and post-assessment to show their development and learning within each term’s main theme, although this has only recently been introduced so may not be embedded in all classes currently.