PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) 

At Cathedral Primary School, we want children to be equipped with all the skills to be active members in their community, country and the wider world whilst also thriving individually. Through PSHE, they will develop skills to understand how to deal with unfamiliar situations or new challenges, be encouraged to develop mutual respect and celebrate differences. This also mirrors our school values: Courage, Respect and Creativity

Please click here to read about the intent, implementation and impact of our PSHE curriculum.

PSHE is taught through the “Jigsaw” programme and additional lessons are taught so that children receive a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. 


The learning themes are: Being me in my world;  Celebrating difference; Dreams and goals; Healthy me; Relationships; Changing me.  These are whole school themes which children revisit annually in an age appropriate way. 

At Cathedral Primary we promote “British values” through our culturally inclusive curriculum. We believe that it is hard to define what constitutes “Britishness” or national identity and prefer to celebrate the similarities and differences that make us unique. We embrace and support the multiple ways our community connects with British society.

Through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and we help children to understand the standard set out by the DfE, including:

● An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

● An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

● An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

The strong focus on equality and equity at Cathedral Primary School supports and encourages children to think critically and challenge stereotypes. Discrimination and harassment are extremely rare and the School’s positive behaviour management policy helps children understand their responsibility to manage their emotions and the importance of respecting others. The School prides itself on the importance it places on being proud of one’s heritage and the value in feeling a sense of belonging.

The PSHE curriculum also includes the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education. This statutory element will help the children to develop safe and healthy relationships throughout their lives.  We encourage children to express their emotions appropriately, develop empathy and learn about the importance of looking after their physical and mental health.