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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.

At Shortlanesend School we begin to embed our PSHE curriculum from our Nursery to give our children a strong start to their development and this scheme will continue until the end of year 6.

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.

Through these areas of learning children learn to form good relationships, about how to live in the wider world and how to stay healthy, as well as focusing on their well being.

As children move up the school, topics increase in complexity and new learning is related to previous learning. This means children’s knowledge and understanding is developed and expanded as on as they move through the school. For example in a Nursery class children may be learning that there are similarities and differences between themselves and others whilst in Year 6 they will be learning about what the term ‘prejudice’ means and the benefits of living in a diverse society.

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