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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

At Cookley Sebright Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. The work we do in this area directly links to our commitment to promoting British Values.


British Values:

  • The Rule of Law                                    

  • Democracy

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual Respect

  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs



At Cookley Sebright Primary School we:

  • Implement democracy through electing House Captains and Vice House Captains. 
  • Implement the rule of law by understanding that every action has consequences, either positive, negative or both. 
  • Celebrate Individual liberty by providing opportunities for children to make choices and therefore gain independence within their thinking. 
  • Promote mutual respect by following school rules and having good manners. 
  • Understand and promote tolerance through learning about different cultures and celebrating people's similarities as well as differences.


PSHE is at the core of our school and is woven into all that we do. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society. Our comprehensive PSHE curriculum, which includes statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education, is scaffolded using Coram Life Education's SCARF scheme. 


Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSHE)

In September 2020 Relationships Education became compulsory in all primary schools in England. Health Education (of which puberty education is a key part) is also compulsory. 


We teach PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject using SCARF Online resources, via assemblies and through other subjects when there is the opportunity for cross-curricular learning. 


At Cookley, Sex Education is taught in Upper Key Stage 2 following the age-appropriate approach outlined by SCARF. Reproduction is taught as part of the Science National Curriculum.

SCARF's online resources support primary schools across the country in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement for all. As a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations, SCARF supports children in developing a positive mental attitude so they can fulfill their potential.