PSHE Curriculum Intent, Implementation, and Impact statement


Our aim at Temple Grove Academy is that when children leave they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive, and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.



Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.


At Temple Grove Academy we follow the SCARF PSHE program, which is a whole school approach that provides a scheme of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to, and including, Year 6.

SCARF, standing for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship is mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study. It is centred on a value based, ‘Growth Mindset’ approach and is divided into six half termly units. The units are tailored to each year group under the following themes:

  • Being my Best,
  • Me and my Relationships,
  • Keeping Myself Safe,
  • Valuing Difference,
  • Growing and changing,
  • Rights and Responsibilities.

The units are taught through a spiral curriculum, being explored in greater depth and resources being tailored to each age group.

Every teacher has access to SCARF online resources, which include lesson plans and additional resources for use/ amendment. This is including additional issues that may arise in classrooms regarding certain topics, e.g. LGBTQ .

We embed our school values as well as The British Values, promoted throughout the curriculum wherever possible of; Try, Grow and Achieve.

As well as using the SCARF scheme, we also explore and discuss other matters such as ‘random acts of kindness’, anti-bullying, e-safety, wellbeing etc through circle time, class and whole assemblies etc.


EYFS – In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social, and emotional development and is embedded throughout the EYFS curriculum. This area of learning is concerned with wellbeing – knowing who you are, where you fit in and feeling good about yourself. It is also about developing respect for others, social competence, and a positive disposition to learn. Nursery and Reception also uses the Scarf Scheme of Work materials.

Wider Curriculum 
  • We believe that focusing on developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ in our children will help them to build resilience, independence, and confidence; embrace challenge; foster a love of learning; and increase their level of happiness. We do this through the language we use in class, praising children for their efforts, and using language to encourage children to change their way of thinking. This supports both our school and PSHE aims and values, and we focus on Growth Mindsets in all aspects of school life. This is also supported through the Zones of Regulation whole school curriculum that Temple Grove follow.
  • PSHE, including SMSC and BV, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within another subject area.
  • Visitors such as emergency services complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.
  • We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of Try, Grow, and Achieve.
  • PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.



By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially, and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions (This is supported by the Zones of Regulation programme we follow at Temple Grove Academy)
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  •  have respect for themselves and others.
  •  have a positive self esteem