PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

A guide to Health and Wellbeing at St Bede's School.


Our whole school PSHE scheme of work is called SCARF. SCARF is a progressive PSHE and Wellbeing programme. 






SCARF also ensures RSE ‘relationship education,’ internet safety, staying safe online, safeguarding, mindfulness and British values are taught to our children.

PSHE Curriculum

Whole school themes

S-safety     Autumn 1

C-caring  Autumn 2

A-achievement    Summer 1

R-resilience     Spring 2 

F-friendship   Spring 1

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Transitioning   Summer 2

EYFS and Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Children will be learning about:


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships and Emotions
  • Raising self confidence and awareness


Children will learn to:


  •  Initiate conversations and pay attention to what others say.
  •  To develop their confidence and talk about their own ideas, opinions and interests.
  •  That their actions have an effect on the feelings of others.
  •  To understand different emotions and what causes us to feel like this.
  •  Begin to be able to negotiate with others and solve problems.
  • Expressing emotions through movements and dance.


 Lots of cross-curricular links and focused discussion times. Worship and whole class mass.

Children will be learning about:


Autumn- Health and Wellbeing- personal development


Spring- Relationships- behaviour and the choices we make


Summer- Living in the wider world- welfare


Lots of cross-curricular links and focused discussion times. Worship and whole class mass.  

 St. Bede's School records all PSHE work onto their class Seesaw app and into class floorbooks which is an effective way of collecting and displaying the work that the children cover in our PSHE curriculum. Our floorbooks can also be used with the children in lessons as a resource. These books include photographs, data collection, written group work, illustrations and collected resources.


Keep your eyes open for regular updates from our new PSHE programme and examples of work covered in termly topics for each class.


Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education at St Bede’s is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. At St Bede’s school we use the scheme SCARF to deliver most PSHE lessons. Using SCARF we aim to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop knowledge, vocabulary, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Through these lessons, children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them. This scheme of work covers all of the required objectives and follows the three core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.


The Government’s statutory safeguarding guidance for schools: Keeping children safe in education; statutory guidance for schools and colleges states that:

‘Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), through sex and relationship education (SRE).’



  • Pupils will gain a broad coverage of PSHE through engaging in many programmes that work alongside our PSHE framework. These will include stand alone lessons, educational visits, after school clubs, hands on experiences and through been taught key messages in whole school assemblies.
  • Pupils will build the confidence and self esteem of the whole school community in their ability to learn and achieve their full potential, recognising individuality and diversity through our whole school themes ‘safety, caring, achievement, resilience, friendship.’
  • Pupils will engage more in self reflection to support their personal development and to look after their mental health and well-being.



As a whole school we have ensured that each half term we focus upon a different theme. This enables children to recall and build upon previous learning, exploring the underlying principles of PSHE education regularly at a depth that is appropriate for the age and stage of the child. Lessons signpost key words, building a rich vocabulary to develop understanding. SCARF units are designed for delivery in a creative manner, using many approaches such as role play, discussion and games in groupings of various sizes. These activities enable children to build confidence and resilience.

Our themes throughout school they are;

S-safety     Autumn 1

C-caring   Autumn 2

A-achievement   Summer 1

R-resilience     Spring 2 

F-friendship   Spring 1 

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Transitioning- Summer 2 


Our progressive PSHE scheme of work identifies links to British Values and helps develop a ‘Growth Mindset.’ We continue to help build resilience, independence and confidence in our pupils. We create an environment where pupils can embrace challenge, foster a love of learning and increase their level of happiness.


Our assessment in PSHE is sequenced and engages opportunities for reflection. Our assessments stray away from quizzes that assess facts. We assess attitudes of confidence, self respect, respect for others, managing risk and dealing with real life scenarios.

Assessment for learning opportunities are built into each half termly unit which helps develop self evaluation and reflective learning and allows teachers to evaluate and assess progress. Each lesson begins with a discussion of children’s existing knowledge and experience, providing an opportunity for a baseline assessment. Each lesson ends with an opportunity to consolidate and reflect upon learning. I can statements for each unit of work are used for our summative assessments, allowing progress to be recorded and tracked via INSIGHT.


Throughout school we aim to introduce and begin to use zones of regulation to help children communicate their feelings and behaviours and to help them self regulate. We will check in with those children who have identified not being in the green and offer nurture and support.

Class teachers will identify those pupil who require some extra nurture and support by also using The Leuven Scale, this helps track pupils well being and involvement. Extra PSE intervention programmes run at St Bede’s by trained members of staff who can deliver programmes such as; ELSA, Decider Skills, Drawing & Talking and Special Time. We also offer an opportunity for some children to use The Three Houses to help express their thoughts, wishes and concerns. We also use Lego Therapy to help some children build communication skills, resilience and team work.

In school we have a ‘Talk box’ in which provides children with an opportunity to voice any concerns or worries.


Our class PSHE floorbooks ensure that PSHE learning is not based upon a child’s ability to write answers to questions but includes getting our children involved in decision making, discussions, debates, practical/hands on activities, handling resources and welcoming and communicating with visitors who are invited into school.


Our annual Life Education Bus covers the following topics:

My body, feelings, meet the brain, it’s great to be me, decision making and friendships


We have a successful School Council that provides our young people with a forum to discuss their opinions and thoughts. It allows students to have a voice that is proactive in promoting positive change within the school. Our school council is split into sub-committees these include e-safety monitors, eco warriors and health and safety auditors. This is added responsibility for our school councils reps. Students that join the school council enjoy being part of the decision making process. It gives them a sense of responsibility and pride in their school, this also complies for our yearly recruitment of playground buddies. Children at St Bede’s complete a pupil questionnaire each term which is created and delivered by our school council reps. Feedback from these questionnaires is discussed in a way to help make pupil voices and opinions heard.


St Bede's R.C. School is now 'SugarSmart.'  This helps bring awareness to the effects of sugar to our health. Each class has termly lessons on Sugar Smart provided by These lessons are fun, enjoyable, educational and thought provoking. Our Early Years are now part of the Smile 4 Life programme which encourages children to brush their teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste. We firstly send out consent forms to parents before we begin the programme. Throughout the year children will be given homework challenges, certificates. leaflets about healthy diets and toothbrush packs to take home and use. Our Early Years will be monitored in using the programme and evidence collected to ensure we achieve set goals and rewards. 


At St Bede’s RC Primary School we have created a positive behavioural rewards system called ‘Good to be Green’ that is practiced from Nursery up to Year 6. We receive house points for good behaviour daily and for making correct choices. We constantly remind children to think and review their actions and offer certificates when we see positive behaviours displayed. Certificates can be given for resilience, attitude, respect.



-Children will achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills

they will need throughout later life;

-Children will grow in their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

- Children will develop their vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect, and know when and how they can seek the support of others.

- To be able to understand and manage their emotions. To look after their mental health and well-being.

- Children will appreciate difference and diversity

-Our children will distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England. Recognise and apply the British values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

-Children will take responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.

St Bede's R.C. School is now 'SugarSmart.' 

  • We aim to raise awareness and importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle to all children.
  • School Council reps will be giving house points for those who are spotted being healthy and active.


PhunkyFoods is a programme that parents and carers can access at home to teach their children key healthy eating & physical activity messages through art, drama, music, play and hands-on food experience.

Please have a look by visiting the website below:

School Council

For more information on latest school council news please click on 'School Council' located in the 'Our School' tab above.



Playground Leaders

 For pictures and more information on our playground leaders please click on 'Playground Leaders' located in the 'Our School'tab above.


Key Stage 2 children have been trained by Vanessa Foster to become independent and enthusiastic playground leaders. Their training has enabled them to lead younger pupils in structured, fun games at playtimes that they are planning and organising themselves. The playground leaders have been taught skills such as;

  • communication
  • fair play
  • organisation of groups/teams
  • STEP principle (space, task, equipment, people) 

We hope that this project will have positive impacts with behaviour at playtimes because children will be actively engaged in activity, the leader's confidence and self esteem and the relationships amongst year groups in our school.


See our pupils training pack here...

Children will be rewarded with certificates throughout the school year dependent on their hours of successful playground leader duties.

Playground leaders will have their own resource box with a range of sports equipment. We have used our Sainsbury's Sports for Schools vouchers in order to replace some of our old sports equipment. We are continuing to collect Sainsbury's vouchers.