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At Launton CE Primary School we believe Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) including Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is a vital and important part of our children’s education.  Throughout their time in school we aim to equip our children with the  knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions. We want our children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the world around them in order to help them develop as young citizens. In an ever changing world it is important that the children are aware, to an appropriate level, of different elements that will affect and shape their lives and the people in it, whille ensuring they have good physical and mental health.


The PSHE (including RSE) curriculum is taught using the Coram Life Education SCARF Program in discrete lessons and also across the curriculum in RE, Science and PE lessons.  We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities within our school vision. 

The SCARF programme is split into three core themes of

  • Health and Wellbeing,

  • Relationships,

  • Living in the wider world.

Curriculum Implementation Plans


Our PHSE including RSE curriculum ensures that all of our children become engaged, active and responsible citizens who recognise and value their contribution to society. They gain a perspective of themselves as both local and global citizens. Our school values of integrity, courage, resilience and compassion alongside the SCARF program promote happiness and well-being so that our children can excel in all aspects of school life whilst being prepared or the next stage in their education and the adult world.

Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (Updated 2021)

Children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Children should be supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently.  Through supported interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life.

EYFS Outrcomes

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Children at the expected level of development will:
- Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly;
Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate;
Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Managing Self:

Children at the expected level of development will:
Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge;
Explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly;
Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.

Building Relationships:

Children at the expected level of development will:
Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others;
Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers;
Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs.

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