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PSE Framework

Personal and Social Education

PSE Framework

The PSE framework provides the foundation for a broad, balanced holistic approach to PSE which features a range of experiences to promote the personal and social development and well-being of learners. This includes all the planned learning experiences and other opportunities which are features of the ethos and community life of the school or college.

For each key stage, the PSE framework identifies:

  • PSE-related skills
  • PSE themes
  • the range of learning outcomes in terms of attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding
  • opportunities for progression in PSE

PSE is for learners of all abilities. For children and young people with particular additional needs, learning outcomes from earlier key stages may be used as more appropriate targets to help individuals to make progress.

Related Links

Resources are provided to support learning providers with the planning and delivery of PSE.
The PSE Framework is the document which schools and colleges should use to develop PSE provision for 7 to 19 year olds in Wales.
This circular contains guidance and supplementary notes for local authorities, maintained schools, colleges and other learning providers.