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At the centre of our curriculum are our school aims and drivers, and PSHE is a cornerstone to ensuring that children aspire to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, who show respect and kindness to others regardless of similarities and differences.  At Seaburn Dene, PSHE is accessible to all: we give every child the opportunity to have access to PSHE lessons weekly as part of the main teaching timetable.  



PSHE is a key part of every child's journey at Seaburn Dene; our youngest children begin in nursery from understanding their own self-identity and feelings to their rights and responsibilities, perseverance and respecting their own body.


British Values

Jigsaw contributes, as a good PSHE programme should, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.

The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).

We link our whole school assemblies and our Friday Golden Assembly to the British Values being taught and applied through the PSHE curriculum. We are proud of the way we promote emotional wellbeing for all our pupils through not only this programme, but the whole of our curriculum.


EYFS Curriculum Map: Year 1-6

Our curriculum map is an overview of our PSHE activity in timetabled lessons. Each half-term has themes that are threaded through all year groups. This document will be updated over the course of the year. 



Relationship & Sex Education (RSHE)

Our RSE curriculum is designed to match guidelines from the Department for Education. Any changes to our approach shall be noted on this page and, where changes are made, there shall be full consultation with parents/carers. At Seaburn Dene Primary School, RSHE is taught using the Jigsaw scheme of work and Teaching RSE with Confidence (UKS2). 

We believe that knowledge empowers and protects children as long as it is age-appropriate. At secondary school, Sex Education is statutory and we believe that primary schools should prepare children with accurate knowledge about puberty and human reproduction before they transfer to secondary school.

Our framework for teaching RSHE is set within the context of enabling children to understand and respect their bodies, helping them to develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development, to support children to have positive self esteem and body image and to empower them to be safe and safeguarded.  

Correct terminology for body parts is introduced early to normalise this biological vocabulary and to support safeguarding. These words are not used in isolation but always in conjunction, ensuring children know these are private parts of their bodies.

If parents/carers wish to withdraw their child from the Sex Education elements of the RSHE curriculum, they should contact the Head Teacher. All schools have a statutory duty to teach pupils the aspects of Relationship and Health Education and pupils cannot be withdrawn from these lessons.  As we have made the decision to teach Sex Education as part of the Jigsaw ‘Changing Me’ unit and Teaching SRE With Confidence, pupils may only be withdrawn from specific lessons relating to human reproduction e.g. conception and birth in Years 4-6.  Withdrawal from these sessions must be granted by the Headteacher following submission of a withdrawal form.


PSHE in the Curriculum

Yr 1

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Learning about different ways of greeting the special people in our lives. Year 1 created special handshakes as part of relationships in PSHE.

Yr 1 Special Handshake

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Withdrawal Form - 2023

Letter regarding teaching of RSHE - Summer 2023