"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" - Aristotle

What does PSHE look like at Cubitt Town Primary School?

At Cubitt Town, our PSHE curriculum is a cornerstone to our pastoral approach.We believe that children are the change makers of the future and we know that emotional wellbeing underpins a children's ability to achieve and thrive. Our intent is to develop and strengthen children’s sense of belonging. Our PSHE curriculum supports children at Cubitt Town Primary to understand and recognise how they fit into and contribute to the world, how they relate to others, and to understand and manage their own feelings.We want children to belong in their class, year group, school and most importantly realise there are lots of places and spaces where they belong. We know that children who have a strong sense of belonging, grow into secure and happy adults who can flourish in numerous environments. 

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will encourage and support children to understand themselves and others ready for KS3 and the rest of their lives.

Through our PSHE provision, students will develop an understanding of themselves and others and have an awareness of not only the context they live in but also what it means to be a global citizen. As part of the provision they will look at how to keep themselves healthy and be a safe and moral citizen. They will learn to celebrate differences and individuality. They will have the opportunity to discuss their dreams and aspirations as well learn about different relationships and friendships.  All of this will be supplemented with our carefully planned HRE curriculum.


How is the curriculum for PSHE organised?

The PSHE curriculum is planned around our 6 Cubitt Town core values: communication, care, curiosity, challenge, collaboration and commitment. This is a whole school approach and across the year we cover topics using the Jigsaw Scheme. These are: Being Me, Healthy Me, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Relationships and Changing Me.

PSHE is explicitly taught weekly at Cubitt Town. We teach our PSHE curriculum using Oracy and have discussion based outcomes.  However, childrens PSHE learnings are also apparent through all aspects of school life. You could look for evidence on classroom displays, in whole school events, in the way in which children communicate with each other and their friends. You can also observe the way in which it is woven into literacy, art, music and PE that we teach, but you will feel the impact of our PSHE approach through the way in which the children behave and conduct themselves, the way they communicate and the way they articulate what they have learnt.

We follow the national curriculum and use the Jigsaw scheme of work. Our RHE curriculum has been designed in conjunction with our school community and our parents.It is therefore relevant to our context and aims to support all children to develop their social, emotional intelligence.

The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools.

The National Curriculum for Relationship & Health Education (RHE) aims to ensure that all pupils.


  • Throughout their time at Cubitt Town, students have the opportunity to regularly discuss their feelings and opinions and use their oracy skills to embed their PSHE. They will have trip opportunities to further develop these skills with specialist visitors and workshops.


Our PSHE curriculum ensures that;

  • At the end of EYFS students are able to show confidence in their setting, play with their peers, be able to follow rules and talk about their feelings. They will become increasingly confident and independent and start solving simple problems.
  • At the end of KS1 students are confident in a range of settings, can play with peers and show resilience to situations. They can express their feelings and talk about their emotions using a larger range of vocabulary. They know how to keep themselves healthy, be a good friend and be part of our school community.
  • At the end of KS2 students are confident in a wide range of settings, can problem solve and show resilience. They can confidently express their feelings using a wide vocabulary. They look out for their peers and with their growing responsibilities are good friends and role models for our community.

We measure the impact of our PSHE learning through the collection of video evidence, pupil voice and observations. The clearest evidence of impact is the way in which our children communicate with each other and behave in the classroom and on the playground.