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Personal and Social Education


PSE is a statutory part of the curriculum for learners aged 5 to 16 in Wales. It is the responsibility of schools to plan and deliver broad, balanced PSE to meet the specific needs of all learners.

The non statutory PSE framework is the key document which schools and colleges in Wales should use to review, develop and plan PSE provision for 7-to-19 year olds.

The framework:

  • builds upon the Personal and Social Development and Well-Being Area of Learning in the Foundation Phase framework for children’s learning for 3-7 year-olds in Wales
  • underpins 14-19 Learning Core components that relate to PSE
  • reflects Welsh Government policies and priorities.

Related Welsh Government policies, regulations and guidance

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This guidance aims to support schools in making the most of PSE in the education of learners with severe/profound and multiple learning difficulties.
The PSE framework provides the foundation for a broad, balanced holistic approach to PSE.
This circular contains guidance and supplementary notes for local authorities, maintained schools, colleges and other learning providers.