What is Personal & Social Development (PSD) education?

PSD (Personal & Social Development) education is a planned, developmental programme which equips children and young people with the knowledge and skills to deal with a range of issues they face as they grow up. PSD promotes a cross-curricular approach to the children’s learning.

PSD covers the following topics:

Healthy Lifestyles
Nutrition & Food
Hygiene Aspirations
Changing & Growing First Aid
Keeping Safe
Healthy Relationships

Family & Friends
Rules & Responsibilities
Money & Finance

At Westbury House School, the children are involved in a number of schemes which promote their PSD skills such as:

Peer Mediators: Peer Mediators in Year 6 help children to find solutions to their disagreements when they occur during their play and in their games. The Peer Mediators learn many skills such as, to be neutral, to be a good listener, to be supportive as well as to make peace and avoid conflict.

School Council: School Council provides a forum for the children to air concerns, ideas and complaints. Two representatives from each class are elected by their peers to attend meetings.

Roles & Responsibilities for Children: The concept of monitors is introduced to the children when they are in Reception with small tasks of responsibility. Within the school we have the following roles with responsibilities for the children:

House Captains & Vice House Captains


Music Captain

Games Captain

Head Boy & Girl

Charities Captain