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Our Curriculum


At Cross Lane Primary School, we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and a firm focus will be given for one week each half term to a variety of topics. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE and SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

At Cross Lane Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

At Cross Lane, we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use the tailor made curriculum and supplement lessons where needed using SCARF (Coram Life Education) as a resource.  Teachers aim to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationships education (RSHE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. We aim to fully embed statutory elements of RSHE by the summer term 2021 and the focus given to healthy/unhealthy relationships and the issue of consent will be reflected in our updated policies.

More information about RSHE to follow

Online Safety

The BBC has launched an online safety smartphone app called ‘Own It’. It has been designed for children aged 8-13 who’ve got their first smartphone. The advice and tips offered could be helpful to any young person.

The app builds up a picture of a child’s digital well-being and serves relevant content, information and interventions designed to help your child understand the impact that their online behaviour can have on themselves, and on others.

own it

If a child is under 13 they’ll need a parent or guardian to download it for them from the Google Play Store or iTunes app store.

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