Our intention is that, when children leave Lawford Primary C of E School, they do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.
At Lawford we have tailored our PSHE curriculum to reflect the needs of our pupils. We use our PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
We plan our PSHE curriculum using SCARF resources and our RSE curriculum is planned using the Christopher Winter Project.
SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and wellbeing. SCARF (which represents our values for children of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) provide a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socialy.
Meeting all DfE requirements for statutory Relationships and Health Education, and mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study, SCARF is a framework consisting of lesson plans, online planning, assessment and Ofsted tools to give teachers skills and confidence to embed a comprehensive RSHE, PSHE and Wellbeing programme throughout the primary years.
This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.
In Reception we focus on families and friendships. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.
The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.
We use floor books in PSHE and RSE. These books are child led and are a great way of sharing evidence of their learning.
Daily Check In
At Lawford we encourage the children to think about and discuss how they are feeling daily. Pupil well being is a priority at our school and knowing how each and every child is feeling everyday helps us provide the best environment and support for each individual child.
At Lawford we Check in every morning using the 'Colour Monster' in EYFS and KS1 and 'The Zones of Regulation' in KS2. Adults in each class take the time to talk to the children daily to help them understand and communicate their feelings. Children are also encouraged to check in throughout the day as and when they feel they need to.
We run an after school wellbeing club. In this club we focus on ways to promote good mental health. Here are some of the fun things we've been doing....
Each week we send out a wellbeing Sway to parents to share ideas that could be developed at home to help promote positive metal health.