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SCARF and new Relationship Education and Health Education requirements

What’s changing?

From September 2020, schools in England are required to teach Relationships Education and Health Education.

The new DfE statutory guidance now has 13 separate categories, including an emphasis on :

  • Mental Wellbeing*
  • Respectful relationships
  • Internet Safety and Harms
  • Online relationships

What about PSHE?

The new guidance covers most of a comprehensive PSHE education programme – but not all of it.

Economic wellbeing, caring for the environment, community, and rights and responsibilities are not included. But they are essential to meeting SMSC and Ofsted Personal Development requirements. 

SCARF covers these themes and our DfE mapping tool (available to SCARF schools) shows how both RSHE and additional PSHE requirements are covered by our coherently planned and sequenced curriculum.

How can SCARF help?

SCARF has everything you need to cover the new statutory requirements – in an easy, time-saving format.  We’ve done all the mapping, alignment and updates to our resources, so you can be confident that they continue to provide you with a comprehensive and manageable PSHE programme; one based on a best-practice spiral curriculum with progression and related assessment tools. Read our FAQs and find out the answers to the questions that most teachers are asking us.

  • A fully resourced PSHE and wellbeing online curriculum – fulfils all the new DfE statutory requirements for Relationships & Health education (RSHE)
  • Always up to date and meets Ofsted’s expectations for a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum
  • Ofsted Audit tool - everything you need to prepare for and meet Ofsted’s expectations for PSHE, new Relationships Education and Personal Development – including SMSC and British Values
  • Planning & Assessment embedded throughout
  • Progression mapping and policy templates included
  • Resourced weekly lessons – recently enhanced, specialist EYFS plans now added, forming sequential curriculum from N to Y6
  • UK’s leading charity provider –  not for profit and keeping the cost to schools low

Saving you time

We’ve done all this planning and preparation for Relationships and Health Education so that you don’t have to. This includes detailed template policy and guidance for Relationships Education – and support for getting parents on board with the changes.

SCARF resources are flexible. They can be tailored to your pupils’ precise needs, without being too prescriptive. Or you can follow half-termly units and related assessment tools, where all the planning is done for you, if this works best for your school.

Read more about the new requirements and how SCARF helps your school meet them. 

* NOTE: our LifeBus. LifeSpace  and new SCARF Live Online sessions also now include Mental Health elements. These will support you in meeting the Mental Wellbeing elements of the DfE's new statutory guidance.  

Here's one school's feedback about these updated sessions:

"An inspiring session for each year group. Pitched at the right level and I like the way physical and mental health were given equal focus. The children loved it!"  (Teacher - Wiltshire)


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