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  • Join our Team

    Published 22/05/24


    The Governors of Crossdale Primary School and Keyworth Primary & Nursery School are looking to appoint committed colleagues to join our teams as  Midday Supervisors. We have two positions available, one in each school. The successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to team working and supporting the school’s ethos and values. 

    This role is hugely important for children and their parents - a positive, enjoyable and safe dinner hour is a crucially important part of their day-to-day school, life.

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  • ​​​​​​​Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

    Published 21/05/24

    At Crossdale we follow ‘Jigsaw’, the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum. Throughout the year, Jigsaw helps children develop emotional literacy, build self-esteem, and gain a positive and healthy understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the world around them. Your children may have talked to you about Jigsaw Friends and Calm Me time.

    After half-term, every year group at Crossdale will cover the Changing Me unit in Jigsaw, which includes 2 or 3 lessons to help children understand the changes puberty brings and how human reproduction happens. Younger year groups do not address these issues directly and explicitly; instead, they focus on learning information that prepares them for later years. The lessons in Years 5 and 6 discuss more detailed information regarding puberty and human reproduction.

    These lessons are classed as sex education and parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE. Before granting such a request to withdraw we would encourage you to talk to us about your worries or concerns so that you fully understand the nature and purpose of the curriculum as well as the benefits of receiving this important education.

    ‘Changing Me’ includes the following themes:

    • Male and Female
    • Growing and Changing
    • Friends
    • Gender Stereotypes
    • Families of all Kinds
    • Relationships/Types of Love
    • Reproduction/Life cycle
    • Babies and Parenting
    • Puberty and Menstruation
    • Personal Hygiene

    Please click on this link to to see detailed curriculum coverage for your child’s year group: Crossdale Drive School - PSHE / RSE (

    If children raise issues we feel are inappropriate for their year group, we will contact you so you can discuss them in a way you feel is appropriate. We strongly encourage you to talk to your child after the lessons. This will support their learning and give them an opportunity to ask further questions.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Thank you for your ongoing support.


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  • Let's Sing!

    Published 27/03/24

    Last night, Crossdale participated in a singing concert alongside 13 other schools from Equals Trust.

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  • Egg Rolling!

    Published 19/03/24

    It's egg rolling time!

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  • Sci-Tech Competition 2024

    Published 04/03/24

    Rules and details attached!

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  • Safer Internet Day

    Published 05/02/24

    This week, children and teachers will be thinking about esafety, especially safe use of the internet, as part of the national ‘Safer Internet Day 2024’.

    We know that internet can be a source of wonder, joy and useful information. Very sadly, we also know that some children can be exposed to very harmful content on the internet, as well as meeting people who use the internet to groom and harm children.

    Please use the information below to ensure you have all the information you need to help keep your child safe:

    1. Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online when they are using a range of different internet connected devices. – access the ‘’ website using this link.
    2. Read the ‘Top Tips’ below for parents and children.
    3. Share the ‘Digital Leaders’ magazines below, written by pupils across ‘Equals Trust’ for children in Years 3,4,5 and 6.
    4. Talk to your child about what has been discussed in class and assemblies this week.
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  • Meet our new chicks!

    Published 26/01/24

    Oue happy chick company eggs arrived on Monday and we have loved seeing them hatch and grow!

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    Published 25/01/24

    Taylor Shaw is pleased to confirm that following today’s further visit  (25/1/24) and inspection from the Environmental Health Office, Crossdale has been awarded a 5-star Food Safety and Hygiene rating with no corrective actions required. Taylor Shaw now have a full 5-star rating across all schools in the Trust that have been inspected. The new rating for Crossdale will shortly be updated onto the Food Standards Agency website and Taylor Shaw remain fully committed to working in partnership with the school and to maintaining this rating.

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  • Chicks arrive!

    Published 22/01/24

    It's been an exciting day at school today with a very special delivery!

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  • Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make a noise about bullying!

    Published 09/11/23

    Wear odd socks/tights all week next week to help us make a noise about bullying at Crossdale!

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  • Children in Need!

    Published 09/11/23

    Cake sale and non-uniform! Let's get SPOTacular!

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