"Do Everything In Love" 1 Corinthians 16 :14


At Ide Hill CE Primary School we deliver a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) curriculum which is accessible to all children. Our curriculum enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social, cultural and economic issues that are part of growing up including forming healthy relationships.

We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about  children's rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by positively contributing to school life and the wider community, embracing community cohesion and caring for the environment. Pupil’s rights, well-being, nurture and safeguarding are at the heart of our school and this ethos is driven by our school vision and values. 

At Ide Hill School it is our intent that pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges  and to embrace life’s opportunities.

PSHE plays a vital role across the whole of our primary education every day. It is interwoven into all aspects of school life including our school vision, core values, cultural capital, British Values, pupil voice, pastoral services, family learning events, support for national and local events/charities and cross-curricular, complimenting other subjects including science, computing, physical education and religious education. Alongside this, weekly PHSE is taught from one of the three core themes: Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These combined ensure a comprehensive coverage of the PHSE curriculum including Relationships, Sex and Health education (see Relationships policy) which are set out in the following statutory documents: DfE PHSE, DfE RSE, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance and the PSHE association programme of study. 

We are a small school, therefore all staff know each child by name and we have a strong culture of nurture. Identified pupils benefit from nurture groups, or more personalised provisions to meet their needs. All pupils are invited to visit our nurture nook, contribute to our worry boxes and if there are occasions where additional PSHE discussions are required as a result of an incident within school then specific learning will be address in order to achieve resolution and reconciliation. 


"Do everything in Love" 1 Corinthians 16:14

At Ide Hill Church of England Primary School we seek the ‘abundant life’ that Jesus promised for all (John 10:10). It is our aim that all children flourish through the teaching, learning and experiencing of our school values. We have chosen to use the Coram Life Education SCARF scheme to teach PSHE and RSE lessons as their vision ‘that all children will have the best possible chance to live a fulfilling life’ is aligned with ours. 

SCARF is an all-encompassing PHSE programme of study which provides the framework for a whole-school approach to improving our children’s wellbeing and progress, based on five values: safety (S), caring (C), achievement (A), resilience (R) and friendship (F). Through teaching and learning experiences our children are able to make connections between their own experiences and their understanding of the world, with the benefits of:

  • Making learning more real, relevant and meaningful
  • Helping to create richer learning opportunities
  • Enabling learners to make connections between subjects 
  • Providing opportunities for the wider development of skills and value.

As a whole school, each year group covers the same themes each half term. Lessons are organised online under the PSHE Association's programmes of study three core themes and topics, including the teaching of RSE.  To explore these units and try some home activities click on the links below. 

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
  Me and My Relationships Valuing Difference Keeping Myself Safe Rights and responsibilities  Being my Best Growing and Changing