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At Shortlanesend School  we largely base our teaching on the SCARF scheme of work. SCARF stands for:

 Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.

 SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and well-being – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. This fits our school ethos of Smile - Learn -Excel perfectly by providing a strong, tangible framework; promoting positive ethos and values throughout all lessons encouraging all children to strive in achieving their best. It provides a healthy outlook towards life, promoting respect, caring attitudes and celebrates differences, providing a safe environment for children to be confident and successful learners.

In school we aim to deliver an intensive curriculum following six units of study - each unit is revisited each year to enable progression in skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Me and My Relationship
  • Valuing Difference
  • Keeping Myself Safe
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Being My Best
  • Growing and Changing

By applying SCARF across all year groups ensures progression in knowledge, attitudes and values and skills; including the key skills of social and emotional learning, known to improve outcomes for children.

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