Personal Social and Health Education

Including RSE and British Values


At Stalmine Primary School and Nursery, PSHE encompasses not just PSHE, but also RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), citizenship and British Values.  We believe that all elements of our PSHE curriculum play a vital role in giving pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead heathy, safe and independent lives in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens within the community. PSHE is closely linked to our whole school values and is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum. As a result of this, PSHE forms an important part of the pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. 

As a school, we have a requirement to promote pupils' well-being in addition to their academic achievement. We feel it is important to support their emotional health and well-being needs as we recognise the fundamental link between well-being and learning. 

At Stalmine Primary School, we use the Coram Life Education programme (SCARF) as a basis for our PSHE lessons. SCARF is mapped to the National Curriculum and the PSHE Association programmes of study. The flexible planning tool allows us to personalise the programme and tailor it to the individual needs of our pupils. We have devised a scheme of work linked to half-termly themes whcih cover the requirements of the statutory framework. Within the programme of work there is clear progression which is planned to build on EYFS' personal, social and emotional development and understanding the world areas of learning to the National Curriculum requirements at end of Year 6. 

The SCARF framework provides a whole school approach to PSHE throughout all year groups. Teachers use the planning tool to help them build a programme to match pupils' needs and to deliver high-quality lessons and learning opportunities. The SCARF values (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship_ reflect those of different faiths and also help to promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). 

The three strands of PSHE are: Relationships, Health and Well-being and Living in the Wider World. 


SCARF and Relationships and Sex Education. 

Our School RSE Policy and curriculum was put together after consultation with pupils, governors, staff and parents. 

Parents can find out more about the RSE curriculum, taught through PSHE and SCARF here


At Stalmine Primary School and Nursery, we have a two-year cycle for our PSHE curriculum and teach discrete lessons each week. However, we recognise the importance of incorporating PSHE skills throughout the curriculum as and when appropriate. We believe this subject lends itself in so many ways to other subjects and activities within school. 


Mrs Parkinson