Introducing SCARF

Developed by teachers and centred on the ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, SCARF’s online resources support primary schools in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.

There’s now a proven link between pupils’ health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are critical to ensuring children are effective learners.

SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially.

At Mile End we are going to be using this as our core Health & Well Being resource.

This morning at assembly, Mrs Sykes and some of the P7 pupils introduced the school to SCARF. Each letter in SCARF is represented by a colour and a value or concept.

S – Safety. Lessons will focus on personal safety and the safety of others.

C – Caring. Children will be encouraged to think about how we show we care and how to care for others in school and in our communities.

A – Achievements. This will be a three tiered approach. What skills do pupils have that they can use and improve. Effort and what they can do to make greater efforts with things . And finally courage, encouraging them to be courageous about taking on challenges.

R – Resilience. Pupils will focus on how they can move on from difficult times, how to bounce back.

F – Friendship. The children will consider what makes a good friend and how they can improve their friendships.

Linking all these to the visual stimulus of a SCARF makes it easy for the children to remember the lessons they are taught.

The P7s in Room 10 did one of the lessons before Christmas. They had to look at the different communities they were involved in and what it meant to be part of a community. They discussed what you gain from being part of different communities. They displayed their own communities in a creative way.

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