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Personal and Social Education


The personal and social development of learners is promoted both by the taught curriculum and also by planned experiences which are features of the general life of the school or college. PSE is delivered effectively in a variety of ways. A coordinated, coherent programme of PSE should make efficient use of all of the following methods:

  • opportunities in national curriculum subjects and RE
  • discrete PSE sessions
  • focused activities.

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The PSE icon identifies PSE-related learning in each national curriculum subject and religious education.
A summary grid that identifies statements or sections of a subject’s programme of study that are explicitly linked to PSE.
This checklist is for the operational management of PSE provision.
This case study addresses the 'Preparing for lifelong learning' theme.