St. Cenydd is committed to the academic progress of our students but regard this as one element of our ultimate goal, which is to foster the full personal development of each child.
The aims of Personal and Social Education (PSE) are to:
- Equip students to be personally and socially effective by providing learning experiences in which students can: develop skills; explore attitudes, values and personal qualities and acquire, evaluate and apply appropriate knowledge and understanding
- Develop students’ self-esteem and personal responsibility
- Prepare students for the challenges, choices and responsibilities of work, employment and lifelong learning
- Empower students to participate in their communities as active citizens and to develop a global perspective
- Assist students to lead healthy and fulfilled lives
- Foster and encourage positive attitudes and behaviour towards the environment and the principles of sustainable development locally, nationally and globally
PSE is linked to the wider skills based agenda, assisting students to develop their abilities in this area. Active learning can be experienced by work done on an individual basis, in pairs, groups and by the whole class, with much emphasis on discussion work. PSE provides opportunities for the discussion of a wide range of issues, from those to do with health, sex education and personal relationships, to the exploration of moral dilemmas and the development of effective study skills. We also arrange visits from outside speakers to whole year groups to address specific issues and our school police liaison officer is closely involved with the delivery of this work.