PSE (Personal Social Education)

Team Leader:

Rhian Wilson

Team Members:

Helen Morgan

Claire Evans

Claire West

The PSE Curriculum:

The PSE curriculum forms a part of the basic curriculum for all registered pupils aged 7 to 16 at maintained schools. It is essential that as a school we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the specific needs of our learners.

The main themes within the PSE framework are:

• Active Citizenship
• Health and Emotional well-being
• Moral and spiritual development
• Preparing for life long learning
• Sustainable development and global citizenship

Pupils are also given the opportunity to develop Key Skills such as Thinking, Communication, ICT and Number. The aim is to build on and develop these skills so that they can be used in many areas of the curriculum as well as in future studies and employment.

Key Stage 3:

At Key Stage 3 the focus is on the transition to secondary school and the challenges of
adolescence. There are a variety of topics covered including:

• Dealing With Bullying
• Staying Safe
• Internet Safety and Awareness
• Drug Awareness and Substance Misuse
• Healthy Eating

Key Stage 4:

At Key Stage 4 the PSE curriculum reflects the fact that learners are moving towards an
independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

We try to ensure that our curriculum reflects this with topics such as:

• Being Informed: contraception and pregnancy.
• Attitudes to Race and Culture: Issues of Prejudice and Discrimination.
• Planning for My Future: Finance: Budgeting.
• Revision Skills

We have worked hard to build up strong links with the community over the last few years and lessons are regularly taken by PC Chris Warlow and the school nurse Meleesha Morgan.

We are also involved with a variety of groups and organisations such as Funky Dragon, Project Dynamo, Bridgend People First as well as others who come into school and give pupils the opportunities to see performances and engage in workshops. This allows us to widen their learning experiences and develop their knowledge and understanding of themselves and others. These opportunities allow our pupils to express their feelings and empathise with others whilst allowing their own self – identity to develop.