Rosedale Primary school promotes an ethos of tolerance and understanding and encourages all children to strive to achieve in all areas, leading by example and with the use of quality direct teaching. Our school recognises and accepts the diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of its pupils and staff.

We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant and integral part in their ability to learn and achieve.

Relationship Education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up. It is inclusive of all types of families, to help children understand about loving and caring relationships of all types. It should equip children with the information, skills and positive values to have safe relationships, to understand their bodies and to empower them to know they have choice. This subject can support children to develop resilience and to know how and when to ask for help.

Sex Education (SE) provides a safe environment for children to have a factual, age appropriate introduction to human reproduction and to ask questions related to this topic. It should enable children to access a safe source of information. Sex Education in this school will always form part of a broader scheme of work presented in conjunction with RE above, therefore will be referred to as Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).


In Early Years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development focuses around making and developing friendships, promoting independence through the learning environment, establishing and building on rules and routines, identifying and naming feelings and being able to talk about how they feel, solving conflicts, having a sense of self . We teach PSED through direct teaching opportunities, through circle time and small and large group sessions. We also teach it through our provision, both indoors and outdoors; how to make friends and build relationships, how to solve conflicts etc… We read stories around themes of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect. We learn that we’re not all the same, we have different families and that we look different to each other.


In Years 1to 6, children are taught PSHE through the You, Me, PSHE Scheme of Work. Each Year group follows the same themes of;

  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Health and Wellbeing
  • Identity, Society and Equality
  • Keeping Safe and Managing Risks
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
  • Careers, Financial Capability
  • Economic Wellbeing

Each theme is explored in a way that is appropriate for the year group. The themes are built upon throughout the child’s journey through Rosedale.

At Rosedale we follow the Growing Up Safe Programme from Big Talk. Experienced practitioners from Big Talk come into school each year to deliver lessons to all year groups . · In Nursery, children are taught the differences between boys and girls, naming body parts, what areas of the body are private and should not be touched unless the child is happy and gives consent. · At ages 4 to 8 (Reception, and Years 1, 2 & 3) Big Talk practitioners reinforce and strengthen what was covered in Nursery. Using specially designed child friendly resources, at the end of this session they will be able to identify happy situations and those which may be risky (e.g. other children or adults taking improper photographs of them, inappropriate touches, exposure to unsuitable media etc.) Plus who they can talk to if they are worried. At ages 8 to 9 (Years 4, 5 & 6) children learn about different kinds of families (same sex parents, foster families etc.), the emotional and physical changes of growing up, similarities and differences between boys and girls (including transgender), coping with different emotions, looking after our bodies as they change and the onset of periods (puberty). In these classes children learn that babies are made from ovums and sperm then develop in the womb (reproduction). Children learn how to be safe and healthy linking back to and building on identifiable risks, we also strengthen awareness of “our body is our own” and personal safety including online safety.

The School Nursing Team come into school at different points throughout the year to deliver specific lessons for certain year groups. Year 1 have a Safe Touch Talk. This reiterates the themes that children have been taught during Big Talk Sessions, Year 5 have a Puberty Talk where children learn about how their bodies will change through puberty. Year 6 are taught about reproduction, again this reiterates the themes that children have been taught during Big Talk Sessions.

British Values

Children listen to stories around themes of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect during assemblies and in class. Whole school assemblies focus on the British Values themes. In KS2, Destination Reader texts focus around these themes.


We follow the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education throughout school. During these lessons, children explore different faiths. Children also learn about different cultures and festivals throughout the year as appropriate.


Children are taught about our school values and rules and routines. They learn about the Rosedale 3 R’s (Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be responsible) from Nursery and through to Year 6. Children take part in Circle Time session They learn about right and wrong, Children receive positive note stickers when they have gone ‘above and beyond.’ Each class has a recognition board focusing on promoting children following our rules and routines each week. In Key Stage 2, Destination Reader texts promote discussion around moral and cultural issues for children to explore.


Children are encouraged to be kind and respectful to one another and their surroundings. Children take part in themed assemblies around social issues; friendship, kindness, anti-bullying etc… Careers day inspires children to aim for different careers. School councillors are voted for and selected from Reception to Year 6. School councillors report class issues and suggestions in the school council meetings. Children take part in enterprise throughout the year; they make and sell their creations at school fairs.


Children learn about different families and cultures. They celebrate and learn about different festivals throughout the year. Children take part in learning as part of Black History Month. They learn about democratic systems through the school council. They explore the arts in different contexts.



By the time our children leave Rosedale they will;

  • Know how to develop safe and healthy relationships
  • Appreciate difference and diversity
  • Have respect for themselves and others
  • Make safe and healthy choices
  • Understand RSE and bodily changes at an age appropriate level
  • Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty
  • Be able to understand and manage their emotions and recognise and use strategies to support their own mental health
  • Be able to have an understanding of age-appropriate financial education, including career aspirations