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May 2024

  • 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    These lessons are classed as sex education and parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE.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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