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 new curriculum will be delivered within PSHE lessons.

In order to ensure that all the statutory requirements are covered throughout school in a sensitive and age appropriate way, we are now 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 will find further details about our curriculum and links to more detailed breakdowns of expectations and objectives.

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 - January 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.

  • The curriculum and knowledge progression map, which is linked below, outlines all of the statutory RSE objectives and illustrates where they are covered through school. The session names refer to the SCARF lessons. 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 will also be covered in a sensitive, age appropriate manner. At the bottom of this document, you will find an overview of which half term, each lesson is being covered in. The school have adapted the summer 2 units 'Growing and Changing' slightly. The full lesson plans for this unit can be located further down on this web page.The other two links take you to a medium term plan produced by SCARF, again indicating which objectives each lesson contribute to. This document is organised into year group overviews rather than objective overviews and then there is a yearly, whole school lesson title overview (also found at the bottom of the curriculum map).

Curriculum and Knowledge Progression Map 2023 2024

SCARF Whole School Medium Term Plan 2023 2024

Long Term Whole School Lesson Plan Overview 2023 2024

  • 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.                                                                                                                           

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
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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.

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
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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.