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Holistic PSE

Personal and Social Education

Holistic PSE

As all teachers and lecturers make a contribution to PSE, effective coordination is crucial.

Each school and college needs to have a designated member of staff with overall responsibility for managing holistic PSE provision.

  • in the primary school this will normally be the head teacher or a member of the senior leadership team.
  • in the secondary school and further education colleges this is usually a member of the senior leadership team.

In addition, larger primary schools, secondary and FE colleges should consider the appointment of a member of staff to specifically coordinate the delivery of PSE.

PSE should be carefully planned.  An audit of curriculum provision and of whole school/college experiences identifies:

  • core PSE provision, the delivery of which can be guaranteed
  • gaps in current provision at each key stage

To ensure a coherent programme which secures progression, schools and colleges need a PSE curriculum overview which matches key stage learning outcomes from the Personal and social education framework for 7 to 19-year-olds in Wales with appropriate learning activities.

Related Links

The holistic approach to PSE within a school or college is best summarised in an agreed PSE policy.
A checklist for the strategic management of holistic PSE provision.
The Key Stage 2 PSE audit tool is available for schools to carry out audits of curriculum provision and of whole-school experiences.
The Key Stage 3 PSE audit tool is available for schools to carry out audits of curriculum provision and of whole-school experiences.
The Key Stage 4 PSE audit tool is available for schools to carry out audits of curriculum provision and of whole-school experiences.
The post-16 PSE audit tool is available for schools and colleges to carry out audits of curriculum provision and of other relevant learning experiences.