At Stockton Wood Primary School, we aim to develop the whole child in order to prepare them for the future. Our school ethos, ‘Laying the Foundations for Life’, provides the basis for our teaching and development in all areas of learning, but provides a direct insight into how our children grow. Through the teaching and deliverance of our PSHE and RSE curriculum, we hope to provide children with the emotional skills needed to grow up to be happy, healthy and safe, and be able to manage challenges and opportunities that present themselves.
From an early age, we believe that children thrive with nurture, and learn best from real life experiences. With this in mind, we ensure opportunities to develop skills such as turn taking, sharing and caring and respecting others are plentiful. We provide opportunities for children to learn key behaviours, and how to adapt their behaviours in different situations. Children learn that they are responsible for their own behaviours, for themselves and for their environment.
We deliver our PSHE and RSE curriculum through the use of the SCARF programme. SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. Through SCARF, children learn about thoughts and feelings, both of their own and others. They learn about rights and responsilbilities, and the views and needs of people of all ages. Children learn how to be a member of a team, class and school community and how to communicate within those effectively. This closely links to our whole school approach of Restorative Practice.
RSE is taught in an age appropriate way throughout the school. We also teach responsively, so will actively alter our teaching in response to something that has presented itself. We teach children in a way that prepares them for the future.