Our Lady's Abingdon - Lower School PSHE Education

Lower School PSHE Education

What is PSHE?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is at the centre of our curriculum helping our pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and progress through the school.

Our aim is to support the children in their personal development and citizenship and to promote fundamental British values:

1. Democracy
2. The rule of law
3. Individual liberty
4. Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

SCARF: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship

Our Programme of Study is SCARF which is centred on a values-based and growth mindset approach, promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.

There is now a proven link between pupils’ health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Key skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive PSHE are vital to ensure children are effective learners.

SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – ensuring children achieve their best, academically and socially.

Children learn these crucial skills through discussion, role play and games but many of the principles that we teach are integral to our school community and modelled in day-to-day school life. Children also benefit from whole-school focus days and speakers in assembly.