Court Farm Primary School

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PSHE at Court Farm Primary School

Intent (Why are we teaching this?)

At Court Farm Primary School, we are aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to our restorative behaviour approach, SMSC and British Values.  We strive to ensure children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally. We want our children to grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environment where they are able to express themselves articulately, gain a further understanding of themselves as unique people and build resilience.

Court Farm Primary School encourages children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We use the SCARF scheme in order to ensure that we meet the expectations of the PSHE curriculum and RSE.  Our approach to teaching PSHE is intended to support and encourage all learners to be the very best they can be.


Implementation (What do we teach, when and who teaches it?) 

Our whole school approach to PSHE and RSE is down to the belief that success in these areas will lead to excellence across the whole curriculum. PSHE is taught weekly as a standalone session and then the core values are embedded throughout assemblies and workshops.  The curriculum is split into 6 units, one for each half term in school. We aim to equip our children with meaningful content that places an emphasis on building resilience, nurturing both mental and physical health and communication and language skills.

The scheme is tailored to meet the specific needs of the children in our school, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make self-informed decisions.  Each session that is taught is recorded through the use of a class floor book.  Classes complete their learning in many different ways including the use of role play, circle time and some written activities. Evidence of these is gathered and then displayed within the floor book for children to look through to recap previous learning. If occasions arise within individual classrooms where teachers feel that an extra PSHE session may be appropriate due to a specific issue this would be encouraged.



By the time children leave us they will: 


  • Demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others. 
  • Have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.  
  • Take responsibility for their actions. 
  • Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.  
  • Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.  
  • Be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. 


In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole school community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject through the following methods:


  • Discussion with pupils
  • Gathering evidence of written activities
  • Monitoring displays and through ongoing discussion with colleagues.  
  • Learning walks
  • Evidence in floor books
  • Staff questionnaires
  • Meetings with the head and safeguarding team