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Personal Development: PSHE / RSE

At Crossdale, we strongly believe that Personal Social Health & Economic Education (PSHE) & Relationships Sex Education (RSE) is at the very heart of everything we do. Our PSHE/RSE curriculum profoundly focuses on encouraging and supporting each individual to flourish and fulfil their academic potential within a safe and nurturing environment. We pride ourselves in building a learning culture which centres a holistic approach for equipping all our pupils with the knowledge and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, happy and safe and to prepare them for the next stage of education and beyond, working in modern Britain.

Designed as a whole-school approach, we use Jigsaw to teach our PSHE and RSE Curriculum. The Jigsaw resources establishes a consistency that gives all teachers confidence to deliver high-quality lessons. Not only does Jigsaw meet all statutory RSHE requirements, but it also elevates educational outcomes together with mental health and safeguarding. 

Jigsaw nurtures children to be confident and successful, increasing their capacity to learn and prepares them for the challenges of the modern world. Developed by teachers and well-being experts, Jigsaw provides children with opportunities to develop their emotional intelligence and life skills.


Here at Crossdale, we endeavour to provide a curriculum that has a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.

Our vision aims to enable pupils at Crossdale to become emotionally aware individuals, understand their value and recognise their values and contribution to our school and within the community. We believe all pupils at Crossdale should:

  • Be positively encouraged to feel inquisitive and ask questions
  • Feel supported, and be aspirational to be the best they can be to work towards their dreams and goals for the future and understand what is required of them to achieve these
  • Understand their rights and responsibilities as well as expectations of themselves in order to contribute positively to society and become well-rounded individuals
  • Attain a sound understanding of life choices and risk as a way to make safe and informed decisions in the future

PSHE & RSE are taught through specific subject lessons which build and revisit knowledge as the children progress through school.

RSE is taught in the summer term each year under the topic 'Changing Me' and teachers consult with parents ahead of this to ensure that they are aware of curriculum content their children will encounter and can ask any questions. Parents have the right to request that their child is withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of the statutory RSE.

 RSE curriculums per year group are all added below, please feel free to contact us about this at any point.

Curriculum Documentation

See the 'Crossdale PSHE & RSE Curriculum' document below for:

  • Pages 6-7: Assembly Coverage Overview
  • Page 8: Wider Provision and Enrichment Opportunities
  • Page 9: Trips & Visits
  • Page 10: British Values Provision
  • Page 14: Development of Cultural Capital
  • Page 15: Healthy Eating Statement
  • Page 16: PSHE & RSE Overview
  • Pages 17-22: Progression of Knowledge and Skills
  • Pages 23-25: National Curriculum Coverage
  • A parents and carers guide, details of the DfE requirements and the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum content - Changing Me - are all included in the files below for your information.


Curriculum Document

DfE Guidance

Information for Parents and Carers