At Lanesend, our planned curriculum is based on the SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) programme which provides opportunities and experiences, specifically promotes children’s personal, social and health development and helps them to grow as individuals and as members of families and communities. PSHE equips children with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives, both now and in the future. Through the explicit teaching of mental and emotional health, we promote children’s’ wellbeing through an understanding of their own and others’ emotions and the development of healthy coping strategies. It also contributes to safeguarding, providing children with knowledge, understanding and strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as equipping them to support others who are facing challenges. PSHE also enables them to reflect on and clarify both their own and British values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of attitudes and values they encounter now and in the future.
Characteristics of a Quality Citizen
- Be able to demonstrate that they recognise their own worth and that of others, and identify positive ways to face new challenges.
- The ability to express their views confidently, and listen to and show respect for the views of others.
- The ability to make choices about how to develop healthy lifestyles.
- The ability to identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being.
- Ability to identify different types of relationships and show ways to maintain good relationships.
- Research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
- Understand why and how rules are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and take part in making and changing rules.
- Demonstrate respect and tolerance towards others, and resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices
- Show an appreciation of the diversity of religions, and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and describe some of the different beliefs and values in society.
- Be able to articulate the meaning of the British Values and how these support harmony within their own and wider communities.
Expectations of a Quality Citizen
Our children should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning areas:
- Caring friendships
- Families and people who care for me
- Respectful relationships
- Being Safe
- Mental wellbeing
- Internet Safety and online harm
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Medicine, drugs and alcohol
- Health and prevention
- Changing bodies
- Rules and co-operation
- Bullying and getting help
- Assertive skills
- Respect and tolerance
- Recognising and celebrating diversity and differences
- Growth mind-set
- Being a good citizen
- Caring for our environment
Aspirations for the Future
Quality Citizens can have a future in any career with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they develop through our SCARF Programme.
Lanesend SCARF Skills Progression