St Saviour C of E Primary School, Fold Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1EU


St Saviour C of E Primary School

Striving for excellence whilst caring for all


At St Saviours, we have always recognised the crucial role PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) plays in the education and wellbeing of all our children. It has always been an integral part of our curriculum, taught both as stand alone sessions and through cross curricular learning.

From September 2020, we also started delivering the governments new statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. This curriculum is delivered within PSHE lessons. The DFE Statutory Guidance can be found on the link below. The Primary element is outlined on pg19 of this document:

DFE RSE + Health Education Statutory Guidance Document

In order to ensure that all the statutory requirements are covered throughout school in a sensitive and age appropriate way, we following an online scheme of work, provided by 'Coram Life Education' called 'SCARF' (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). This scheme does not only ensure that the statutory objectives are taught but also combines them with additional PSHE objectives, ensuring our children are given the tools to become, life long learners and acquire personal skills and attributes to help them in their future lives.

Another reason behind our choice in following the 'SCARF' curriculum resource, is their understanding of Christian values. Coram Life Education states:

“The RSE elements of SCARF are based on the SCARF values of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. We believe that all children deserve to be safe, cared for and to learn the skills they need to develop healthy relationships. We feel there is a natural fit between these values and the ethos of schools with a religious character.”

Further down this page you can access details about our curriculum and links to more detailed breakdowns of expectations and objectives. There is a parent information document provided by SCARF and if you select the parent tab on the SCARF website homepage, you can access more information.

If you would like any further information please contact Mrs Bowman at school.

Policy + Curriculum Documents.

  • We wrote a new draft RSE + PSHE Policy in light of the inclusion of the statutory RSE and Health Education requirements . This draft was open for consultation with parents between 21.9.20 - 9.10.20. Following the consultation period, governors ratified the finalised policy and it is now reviewed annually. The link below will take you to the policy.

 RSE + PSHE Policy - October 2023

Thank you to parents who completed the consultation questionnaire. 95 families returned the form which was excellent. The link below will take you to the a document outlining the feedback from the consultation:

Parent Consultation Feedback.

  • In school, we have a curriculum and knowledge progression map. The RSE objectives are required to be taught by the end of primary, therefore this curriculum map demonstrates how the teaching of these objectives will be progressive through school. They are covered in a sensitive, age appropriate manner. Along with this, we also have a medium term plan available which also outlines which objectives are taught in which lessons, per year group. These documents have copywrite though so cannot be published on the website. If parents would like to see if they are welcome to come into school and Mrs Bowman will happily go through the document with you.
  • There is a link below however which is a long term overview showing which lessons are taught in each year group and further down the website there are age expectations documents which illustrate what children should know by the end of each year. 

Long Term Whole School Lesson Plan Overview 2023 2024

  • The school have adapted the summer 2 units 'Growing and Changing' slightly. The adapted lesson plans for this unit can be located further down on this web page. 
  • The Coram Life Education 'SCARF' website that we use is password protected, however, there is a section called 'About Us' which introduces the work they do and the research behind their scheme and what they provide to schools. There is also a 'parent' tab on the homepage with further information and the Parent information document link below  provides further learning outlines.                                                                                                                         

          Parent RSE Curriculum Information Document provided by SCARF

Age Expectations

  • The downloadable documents below, have been adapted from an assessment tool that is part of 'SCARF'. They outline age specific expectations for each unit of work.
  • Reception SCARF lessons take into consideration the EYFS curriculum will still be assessed against 'Development Matters' and will be working towards the Early Learning Goals within the prime area of learning - Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
 Year 1 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Age Expectation Descriptors.pdfDownload
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Growing + Changing Unit. - Summer Term (2nd Half)

The 'Growing and Changing' unit is the unit which contains the objectives about naming parts of the body, puberty and the changes emotionally and physically that can happen to our bodies during puberty. These objectives are not only part of the statutory health curriculum (within RSE) but also part of the statutory science curriculum. 

This is the unit that parents have had the most questions about. As a school, we have adapted the 'SCARF' plans slightly so that we feel we are introducing terminology and facts at an age appropriate time for the children in our school. This has been ratified by our governors. We felt that although all the SCARF content for this unit was statutory and necessary to be taught by the end of primary, we did not feel comfortable introducing it as young as SCARF had suggested and have therefore moved some elements of this unit to older year groups.

Copies of the adapted plans can be found for each year group below.

 Reception Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 1 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 2 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 3 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 4 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 5 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
 Year 6 Growing + Changing Plan.docDownload
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Healthy Eating.

Healthy lifestyles and healthy choices is a part of the PSHE and Health Curriculum.

Below is a link to our school 'Packed Lunch Guidance' document and a document from the 'Children's Food Trust', that can help make good food choices.

Packed Lunch, Break Time Snack and Drink Guidance Document

Children's Food Trust Information Help Sheet

Photographs from Around School.

The slideshow below contains a selection of images from around school, celebrating PSHE. Our school Twitter feed is also a rich source of images which allows you to see the rich curriculum that the children are offered.