During the Coronavirus it is important to keep yourself and your children physically and mentally safe... please find below some useful advice and links to help during these times of distancing and isolation:

Are you interested in First Aid and helping people?

Could you become a First Aid Champion for the Red Cross?

Click on the picture ablove to start your journey into learning how to become a first aid champion!!

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Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Challenges

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Blackckburn with Darwen Council are working to support your mental health. These are two new initiatives starting this week:

“Let’s put our heads together.” That’s the message from Blackburn with Darwen Council as it launches a new campaign today (Monday, April 20) to support the mental health and wellbeing of Blackburn with Darwen’s residents during the coronavirus crisis.

Any Blackburn with Darwen resident struggling with mental health issues or experiencing a tough time can find support on Big White Wall. If you are struggling, or know someone who is, don’t hesitate to join BWW or recommend it to someone you know.  It’s free for BwD residents just enter your postcode.



This is an excellent source of resources to help you cope (Adults and Children)

An excellent booklet for children to help them cope with changes, stress and anxiety.



PSHE is undergoing changes. 

Currently it is a non-statutory part of the curriculum.

From 2020 this changes and the 'Relationships' and 'Health' aspects are  becoming statutory.


All aspects of PSHE are currently under review  and consultations with pupils, staff, governors and parents will be undertaken over the coming year.




The Current Governmet/ DfE advice on PSHE (non-statutory): 

Personal, social, health and economic education

"Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription.

However, while we believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, we expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.

Schools should seek to use PSHE education 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, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle."



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What are British values?

According to Ofsted, British values are:


the rule of law; 

individual liberty; 

mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

At Cedars Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils & families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance & respect for the differences and similarities in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of topics which have strong links including PSHCE learning, collective worship & SMSC curriculum.

(SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development)