Our PSHE programme of study – SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) aims to equip our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.


Our curriculum intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that foster pupils’ knowledge and skills necessary to grow personally and socially, to protect and enhance their wellbeing, to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, who are able to responsibly contribute to our diverse society. Through our PSHE curriculum, we aim to provide all pupils with Relationship and Sex Education appropriate to their age.


SCARF promotes a deep understanding of British Values, developing appreciation of others and their value in society, as well as allowing pupils to build positive views of themselves, so as to develop their self-worth, a strong sense of identity and become confident citizens by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. All the topics support Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development and provide all pupils with appropriate and essential safeguarding knowledge to enable them to know they can ask for help.


PSHE Enrichment

At Hurst Park  children have many opportunities to explore PSHE topics beyond the classroom. In Year 6, children embark on an incredible trip, where they transform into Junior Citizens. Through interactive workshops and activities, they learn about being a positive role model in society, travelling on public transport safety, basic first aid including what to do in an emergency and how to make a positive impact in their community. Across the school, children have the opportunity to explore the LYFTA platform to engage and connect with real human stories from a range of diverse cultures and perspectives which builds their knowledge of the world. 

“There is a strong offer to support the personal development of pupils. Leaders have ensured their personal, social, health and economic curriculum supports children in developing an age-appropriate understanding of the world, relationships and how to keep themselves healthy and safe. Leaders plan a range of trips and residential visits to develop pupils further. Increasingly, pupils are given leadership opportunities within the school such as the ‘FAB’ (Force Against Bullying) team, school council and ‘eco-team’. Pupils are proud to hold these responsibilities, and younger pupils in the school aspire to have these roles in the future. “ Ofsted 2023

PSHE Progression map

National Curriculum PSHE KS1 & KS2