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At Berkeley Primary School personal, social and health education (PSHE) is taught within a safe and supportive learning environment where children and young people can develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, contribute their own experience, views and opinions and put what they have learned into practice in their own lives. PSHE is embedded within other efforts to ensure children and young people have positive relationships with adults, feel valued and where those who are most vulnerable are identified and supported.



At Berkeley we use SCARF's whole-school approach promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. We explore each theme as follows;

Autumn Term 1 Me and My Relationships

Autumn  Term 2 Valuing Difference

Spring 1 Growing and Changing 

Spring 2 Rights and Respect

Summer 1 Being my Best

Summer 2 Keeping Myself Safe


This is continued throughout the school to ensure all children are equipped to deal with the difficult moral, social and health related issues that arise in their lives and in society.  It also helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives as individuals, parents, workers and members of society.


Scarf fulfils all DfE statutory requirements for Relationships & Health Education however we have also continued to work alongside Big Talk Education who deliver their Growing Up Safe: Whole School Approach (GUS) programme annually to further support the delivery of RSE across the whole school.




By the time children leave us they will: 


  • demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others. 
  • have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.  
  • take responsibility for their actions. 
  • have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.  
  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.  
  • demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. 
  • be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. 
  • be equipped to ‘be the very best they can be. 


Assessment within discrete PSHE lessons, will ensure that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. It will demonstrate progression and also uniformity between parallel classes. Predetermined learning objectives allow teachers to be mindful of the assessment elements within lessons and can help them pitch and plan subsequent lessons. Activities are included within lesson to give the children the opportunity to self-assess and these allow children the opportunity to identify areas for self-improvement.  

An individual’s progress will be recognised through recognition within the classroom and being awarded certificates during weekly celebration assemblies.  

In order to be confident in the impact of PSHE across the whole school community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject through discussion with pupils, gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays and through ongoing discussion with colleagues.  













Please click on the links below to find out more about PSHE & RSE at Berkeley Primary