At Brinsley Primary School we use SCARF, a comprehensive scheme of work for PSHE and Wellbeing education. It covers all of the DfE's statutory requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education. It also covers the learning opportunities within the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, therefore providing for elements such as the rights of the child, caring for the environment, economic education, and children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural
(SMSC) education, including British Values, which are statutory requirements.
The SCARF programme divides the year into 6 themed units:
Here are some great resources to help keep your child happy and healthy and support their learning in school. Please follow the link:https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/family-scarf/scarf-at-home
At Brinsley Primary and Nursery School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school life and some face significant life events.
Our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health and where they can go if they need help and support.
Our aim is to help develop the protective factors, which build resilience to mental health problems and to be a school where:
Within our school community we :
We aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
Our British Values are:
At Brinsley Primary and Nursery School, we aim to provide a supportive, caring, and friendly environment which allows all our pupils to learn in an atmosphere which is focussed on improving their life chances and helping them to maximise their potential. We expect our pupils to act safely, and feel safe, in and outside of school – we do not tolerate any form of bullying and we are committed to preventing and tackling it. We recognise that as children learn and grow together, they may experience fallouts with their peers, but we are committed to supporting our pupils to resolve these ‘relational conflicts’ and stop them from progressing to bullying behaviours.
If an incident of bullying does occur, we believe our pupils, parents/carers and staff should feel confident in reporting it and know that that all incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns.
Bullying will never be tolerated at our school.
Check out our Anti-Bullying Week below!
Enriching our curriculum for our children is very important to us. All children at Brinsley Primary and Nursery School have regular opportunities to participate in wellbeing activities.
Whole school, key stage and class assemblies maximises children’s thinking and understanding, whilst providing further opportunities to enhance further skills and knowledge linked to PSHE, RSE, Citizenship, British Values and SMSC. We use ‘Picture news’ for some of our whole school assemblies, where children discuss and debate current affairs.
In addition, the PSHE curriculum will be supplemented and enhanced by visiting speakers, outside providers and workshops. Dedicated events such as Hello Yellow Day, Anti-Bullying week, Children’s Mental Health week, Road Safety Day, E-safety Day etc., will serve to reinforce learning and raise awareness of specific issues. These are reviewed and updated regularly to reflect the current needs of pupils, the local community and globally. Our displays throughout school reinforce our PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.
Here's some of our enriching days and activities below!
Fundraising for British Red Cross Turkey Appeal (February 2023)
The ECO team collected money donations, clothing, bedding, shoes and soft toys to help those affected by the natural disaster in Turkey and Syria from the school community. We raised a total of £158.25.
Children in Need (November 2022)
Our school council held a cake sale and organised a non-school uniform day in order to raise money for Children in Need. Our school council chose to support Children in Need as they wanted to help other children.
World Mental Health day (Friday 9th October 2022)
We joined thousands of schools, offices and communities on Friday 9th October by taking part in #HelloYellow to raise awareness of young peoples’ mental health. As a school, we wore yellow and raised money for Young Minds. We explored how colours can show different feelings and emotions.
Because a little yellow makes a BIG difference.
Supporting your mental health resources:
Anti-Bullying Week (November 2022)
We wore our odd socks to school for Anti-bullying Week and raised money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance. We had an Anti-Bullying assembly and talked about two main things:
-Bullying is more than being mistreated on one occasion, although this is still NOT okay, it is repeated behaviour
- If a child feels they are being bullied they should speak to a trusted adult, whoever that is.
If you think your child is being bullied please talk to us privately at school and similarly here is a really useful source of information: https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-and-support/advice-parents-and-carers
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