Scartho Infants'

School and Nursery

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Personal Development

Personal, Social and Health Education:

We believe that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is crucial in supporting pupils in their personal development, and underpinning learning in the classroom, the School and in the wider community. PSHE education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and able to form and maintain positive relationships with others. Our PSHE curriculum is supplemented with the Jigsaw PSHE scheme which includes units of work on relationships and sex education (RSE) in line with national requirements. Pupils develop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which we live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively. We want to prepare our pupils for the future by encouraging the development of characteristics for life such as a love of learning, resilience, integrity, teamwork, critical thinking and independence. We want to prepare them for the world of work and support them in developing enterprise skills and financial awareness. We aim to encourage mutual respect, resilience, pride, independence and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. 


The overarching aim for our PSHE curriculum is to provide pupils with:

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge. 
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding.  
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.  
  • The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives. 


In order for the above to be achieved, we will: 

  • Provide a curriculum that builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding previously learnt and is timed to match our pupils' needs.   
  • Teach through a progressive programme, revisiting themes, whilst increasing the challenge, broadening the scope, and deepening pupils’ thinking.   
  • Build a PSHE curriculum, which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables pupils to access the wider curriculum and prepares them to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community. 
  • Ensure our curriculum is inclusive and meets the needs of all vulnerable groups, including those with special educational needs and those who are disadvantaged. We support all pupils in developing their knowledge, vocabulary and confidence to be able to communicate any safeguarding issues and help develop their understanding of previous or potential life experiences.  
  • Ensure our resources reflect the current environment, our School's local context and that they are continually updated so that they can support gaps in our pupils’ knowledge in the areas of PSHE and safeguarding. 
  • Develop the “whole pupil” by developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of: 
  • Being Me in My World.
  • Celebrating Difference. 
  • Dreams and Goals.
  • Healthy Me.
  • Relationships.
  • Changing Me. 


Our curriculum promotes pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, in the School, at work and in the community. It enables pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope with change and adversity. At Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery to complement our teaching of PSHE we have a planned programme of wellbeing days that run across the academic year.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and British Values:

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development underpins the teaching of all subjects. SMSC is strongly promoted through our School values of Self Awareness, Caring, Articulate, Respectful, Thoughtful, Honesty and Organised. Pupils’ SMSC development forms the basis for all of our assemblies, providing clear guidance on what is right and wrong and offering opportunities for pupils to reflect on the topics/ideas being presented. The inclusion of SMSC across the School is a key means of promoting fundamental British values in our School and within the wider community. Our School curriculum reflects British values, develops pupils’ integrity and autonomy and through our programme of work on citizenship, helps them to be responsible and caring British citizens capable of contributing to the development of a just society. It promotes equal opportunities and enables pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping. It prepares pupils for the next steps in their education, training and employment and equips them to make informed choices while at the School and throughout their lives, enabling them to appreciate the relevance of their achievements to life and society outside the School, including leisure, community engagement and employment.



Citizenship teaches pupils about how to be a responsible citizen within their community and the wider world. It teaches pupils to understand and express their feelings and develops their understanding of rules and responsibilities. The teaching of citizenship focuses on building pupils’ understanding, knowledge, skills and attributes which they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and responsible. We teach pupils about the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We support our pupils to become active citizens in their community, for example, visiting local care homes, donating to the food bank and taking part in national initiatives. Citizenship is mainly taught through our cross-curricular projects but also as standalone lessons during wellbeing days and through PSHE lessons.


Through the teaching of citizenship pupils will:

  • Know and understand their feelings and opinions and have the confidence and skills to explain them.
  • Know and understand the importance of rules and responsibility in society and be able to discuss issues around this.
  • Know and understand how to keep themselves and others safe which will help them to create a healthy, safe lifestyle.
  • Know and understand how to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.


‘The Scartho Promise’ - Enrichment and Entitlement:

External visitors are encouraged in to our school to support the pupils’ learning. Strong links are being developed between our school and the local police and fire services to deliver assemblies, bespoke lessons and messages about national and local initiatives to our pupils throughout the year. In addition, we welcome local authors and companies with curriculum expertise and offer trips off-site to broaden and deepen pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum being studied. A range of excellent enrichment activities enhances the taught curriculum before, during and after the School day, which include dance and sporting activities, such as, football, external visits and visitors to the School.

This enrichment and entitlement programme is a promise to: improve, enhance, develop and deepen our learners’ world understanding.

Under a multitude of categories, children are guaranteed to undertake a wide range of experiences from Nursery to Year Two that meet the objective we have set ourselves – ‘to enrich their world understanding.’


To ensure our pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and confident citizens:

  • Explore the beliefs, traditions and ideals of others, which are different from their own.
  • Learn to play a musical instrument.
  • Represent the School by participating in competitions and sporting events.
  • Meet with notable individuals who influence our community.
  • Fundraise for worthy causes.
  • Perform to audiences.
  • Design and carry out scientific investigations.
  • Learn outdoors.
  • Showcase learning and celebrate achievements and success.


Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility through active roles in the School, such as School Council Representatives, Behaviour Champions who are identified by the Senior Leadership Team as positive role models in and around the School. In addition, three times each academic year, classes elect an Attendance Captain to be their representative to promote high levels of attendance and punctuality.  Pupils also have opportunities to experience leadership in the capacity of Head Pupil, Pupil Deputy, Pupil Assistant Head, Assembly Leader and Librarian. To be successfully appointed in any of these roles, pupils have to write a letter of interest and, once short-listed are expected to undertake an interview. Successful candidates assist the Senior Leadership Team throughout the academic year in a variety of ways, for example, showing prospective parents around the School, taking part in the interview process for new staff members and introducing/leading assemblies.

At Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery, we aim to build Self-Aware, Caring, Articulate, Respectful, Thoughtful, Honest and Organised children. 

Why the SCARTHO Citizen? 

As a school, we thought about the important qualities that we want to ensure are developed in all our pupils when leaving us, so that they go on to play an active and successful role in society and have happy fulfilled lives. This is how the ‘SCARTHO’ Citizen approach was developed, as each of the letters embody a characteristic we consciously focus on each Term and develop in our pupils across the school.


Self-Aware Citizen

Caring Citizen

Articulate Citizen

Respectful Citizen

Thoughtful Citizen

Honest Citizen 

Organised Citizen