Personal and Social Education
Personal and Social Education (PSE) is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that a well-delivered PSE programme has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our Programme of Study for PSE aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and careers education).
In KS4, the ASDAN Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Accredited Course prepares students for life beyond school. Careers, Citizenship and PSHE are taught following modified national guidelines.
Key topics/skills include:
- Self awareness
- Skills and Qualities linked to jobs
- Employability skills
- Career exploration
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Local and global systems and management
- Risk identification and management
- Communication and self advocacy
- Research, evaluation, decision making
The subject is assessed, recorded, reported and accredited through an ASDAN PSHE short course certificate.
Level 1 ASDAN enrichment programme in Personal Social Development (PSD) covers units to enhance our students’ employability and independence skills.
Managing Social Relationships
Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Identity and Cultural Diversity
Food Safety in the Home and Community
Preparation for Work
Managing Own Money
Your Money in the Future
Making the Most of Leisure Time
PSD qualifications embrace personal, social, health, citizenship and ICT, together with skills that prepare the learner for independence and working life. Students select from the above range of units.
Parliament Loan Box
Clare Mount School has been very fortunate enough to have been loaned a Parliament box from the Houses of Parliament. The box contains a range of parliamentary objects and backdrops which enabled us to recreate the House of Commons and the House of Lords in our classrooms. It has been used in Life Skills and PSHE lessons to help pupils have a better understanding of Parliament and the British government, as well as support pupils’ understanding of the democratic process through active learning.