Our aim is to provide a curriculum in which Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is embedded across school life where children gain knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and are given confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. Our subject provision also allows opportunities to show our school values, the Seven C’s of Clifton which are, Confidence, Communication, Collaboration, Commitment, Creativity, Curiosity and Craftsmanship. These values underpin everything we teach at Clifton Primary School.
Our subject specific provision is supported by resources from SCARF which stands for: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). SCARF provides a spiral curriculum of knowledge, skills and attribute development, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age and key stage appropriate contexts. We feel PSHE education should reflect universal needs shared by all children as well as the specific needs of the children at our school. SCARF also covers RSE ‘relationship education,’ internet safety, safeguarding, mindfulness and British values. This, in turn, enables all children to develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their lives safely and effectively. We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote citizenship and develop their sense of self-worth and identity by contributing to school life and the wider community. These include: school buddies, school council, reading buddies, gardeners and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, police officers, sports coaches, artists, authors and representatives from the local church. We participate in, and promote national events such as: Anti-Bullying Week, Road Safety Week, Children’s Mental Health Week and are implementing termly wellbeing days, run weekly Talk and Draw and are also members of ‘Phunky Foods’ who aim to inspire healthy schools and healthy futures. We also have a yearly visit from the “Life Bus” by Coram Life Education where we get to meet Harold and his friends.
‘It really teaches you to comprimise and accept everybody’ – Year 5
‘It reminds you how to keep safe, check risks and who really is there for you’ Year 3