PSHE & Citizenship 2021-03-12T05:45:49+00:00

Personal, Social, Health Education

At Hungerford we strongly believe in educating the whole child and have created a bespoke PSHE curriculum aimed at helping to build life-long habits by nurturing children to become responsible and caring citizens within their community. We believe that mental health and well-being plays a huge role in the successes of our pupils. Children flourish when they are given opportunities to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience.  To enable children to develop these strengths and coping skills, we deliver PSHE and RSE through our PSHE curriculum made up of Question of the Week, My Happy Mind and SCARF.

Question of the Week

Children in years 1-6 carry out a weekly Question of the Week which promotes enquiry at a deeper level through the exploration of ideas. We believe this gives children the confidence to share their opinions on a range of topical issues which enables them to grow in understanding of personal and ethical issues of the world around them.

My Happy Mind

My Happy Mind is a scheme to promote a culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character.


The 5 units covered in My Happy Mind are:

  1. Meet Your Brain

How does my brain work and how do I look after it?

  1. Celebrate

What are my unique character strengths and how can I celebrate them?

  1. Appreciate

Why does gratitude matter and how do I develop this as a habit?

  1. Relate

How do I build positive relationships and why do they matter?

  1. Engage

How do I set meaningful goals that matter to me and keep resilient in times of challenge?


The SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) scheme endeavours to enable children to develop crucial skills and positive attitudes through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) which are critical to ensuring children are effective learners. These important skills and attitudes are imperative in unlocking pupils’ potential, helping to raise achievement and closing the gap in educational attainment.

SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. The scheme covers all of the new statutory requirements for RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) as set out by the Department for Education.