Personal Development (PSHE and RSE)


At Bembridge Primary we believe that personal development is a crucial part of every child’s education in order for them to be a respectful, loving and resilient citizen. We want our pupils to have aspirations and a belief in themselves to be become the best that they can be.


Through our PSHE curriculum we aim to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of themselves and the diverse world around them to become global citizens. Our RSE curriculum enables our pupils to understand and develop healthy relationships now and later on in life.



Our PSHE and RSE curriculum are taught through SCARF which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. Teachers adapt this scheme in order to reflect the needs of our pupils. The curriculum is split into six areas:

  • Me and My Relationships 
  • Valuing Difference
  • Keeping Safe 
  • Rights and Respect
  • Being My Best 
  • Growing and Changing 

These areas all have links to the British Values and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. PSHE lessons are taught weekly by their class teacher so that they have a trusted adult that they can feel in a safe environment when learning. These lessons allow the children to take part in activities and discussions where they feel safe to share their own views, experiences and ask questions about themselves and the diverse world around them. Throughout the year learning is reinforced through assemblies, themed days and visitors. 


By the time pupils leave Bembridge CE Primary they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and knowledge to make safe and respecful choices;
  • have an understanding of our diverse world and an empathy and respect of all rights for individuals;
  • understand and manage their emotions to support their mental health and well-being;
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty;
  • be able to understand how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships;
  • be able to demonstrate kindness and respect to themselves and others;
  • be on their journey preparing them for life and work in Modern Britain

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