Personal and Social Education (PSE) comprises all that a school undertakes to support and promote the personal and social development and well-being of its pupils. At St Cenydd, through PSE, we hope to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep pupils healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Our programme of study aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of five core themes: Active Citizenship, Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Moral and Spiritual Development, Preparing for Lifelong Learning, and Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.
At KS3, PSE acknowledges and addresses the changes that learners are experiencing, beginning with transition to secondary school and the challenges of adolescence. Pupils are equipped with the skills which will enable them to acquire greater self-assurance. They are encouraged to manage diverse relationships in society and cope with the increasing influence of peer pressure and the media. This allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of active citizenship and effective learning.
At Key Stage 4, pupils build on the skills, attitudes and values, and knowledge and understanding they have acquired and developed at Key Stage 3. PSE reflects the fact that pupils are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others. Pupils are equipped with the skills to manage changing situations with increased confidence and to become financially capable. PSE enables pupils to develop a critical awareness of local and global contemporary issues and to participate within their communities as active citizens in the twenty-first century.