St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School



At St Gregory’s, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy, curious, resilient, reflective and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

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The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At St Gregory’s we use a scheme of work, from Coram Life Education (SCARF), to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. SCARF gives your child everything they need to meet the new Relationships Education and Health Education requirements, statutory from September 2020. (Please also see our RSE policy). SCARF is much more than just a scheme of work; it contributes significantly to developing the four capacities, supporting children and young people to become:

Successful learners

Confident individuals

Responsible citizens

Effective contributors

St Gregory’s provides children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

It is our intent, to build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.

The curriculum will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.

It is important to see the value of learning PSHE. PSHE Association evaluated research ‘A case for PSHE’ indicates that PSHE when taught well – ‘helps keep children and young people safe, physically and emotionally healthy and prepared for life and work’. Furthermore, the PSHE Association evaluated research ‘PSHE, Academic Attainment and Employability’ indicates that growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances.

The implementation of PSHE, at St Gregory’s, outlines a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We have an embedded Primary PSHE Scheme of Work called, SCARF. The following resources embed social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) within a whole school PSHE programme. The scheme of work includes:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Me and My



Includes feelings/


conflict/ resolution/


Valuing Difference


Includes British Values focus

Keeping Myself Safe


Includes aspects of Relationships Education

Rights and Responsibilities


Includes money/living in the wider world/environment

Being My Best



Includes keeping healthy/Growth Mindset/goal setting/achievement

Growing and Changing


Includes RSE-related issues


The above curriculum starts in EYFS and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year, such as, Anti-Bullying Week.

 SCARF uses open learning activities which suit the ethos of PSHE. All learning activities allow opportunities for discussion and debate. The subject is recorded using Seesaw and each topic assessed. Open learning activities provide an opportunity for pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude. At St Gregory’s, we never underestimate the impact that children debating or discussing- even practising using language or talking about feelings- can help them develop key skills for the future.

The impact of our intentions are:

  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty.
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
  • Children will become healthy, curious, resilient, reflective and responsible members of society.
  • Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


It is our belief, at St Gregory’s, that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and (as well as discrete focused lessons) it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school and class assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

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St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School
Eaves Green Rd
Tel: 01257 263865 or 01257 234181

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