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Personal and Social Education


The themes in the PSE framework are:

  • Active citizenship
  • Health and emotional well-being
  • Moral and spiritual development
  • Preparing for lifelong learning
  • Sustainable development and global citizenship.

It is important to recognise that these themes are not discrete areas of development but are inextricably linked.

The key stage learning outcomes for each theme are presented under the heading ‘Range’. The ‘Range’ section details the attitudes and values, and knowledge and understanding that should be used as learning contexts to develop PSE-related skills.

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The PSE framework provides the foundation for a broad, balanced holistic approach to PSE.