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Programme of Study for PHSE - Key Stages 1-2


Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important part of our curriculum. Through it, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps pupils to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. It also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.


SCARF covers the PSHE Association's Programmes of Study content for Key Stages 1 and 2. This document sets out the learning opportunities for pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 based on three core themes: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing. Sub categories include:


  • Relationships: Families and Friendships, Safe Relationships, Respecting Ourselves and Others
  • Living in the Wider World: Belonging to a Community, Media Literacy and Digital Resilience, Money and Work
  • Health and Wellbeing: Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, Growing and Changing, Keeping safe


This programme of study takes a thematic approach to PSHE education and is designed so that all year groups are working on the same core theme at the same time. This approach ensures that pupils make developmental progress by revisiting themes year on year, building on and extending prior learning. Links can also be made across the school in assemblies, on trips and through enrichment activities.