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ERIC Number: ED541207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Ready for Life: Education for Personal and Social Development in Primary Schools
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
In this report HM Inspectorate of Education sets out to present an evaluation of how well primary schools promote education for pupils' personal and social development (PSD). As indicated in "Improving Scottish Education" (ISE) (HMIE 2006), primary schools deliver well overall and there is much to be said that is very positive about PSD. Almost all schools recognise the importance of PSD in the education of the whole child, and give it good attention. ISE reported that pupils' broader achievements included the development of good skills in working well with others, healthy and safe living, and a growing understanding of citizenship, rights and responsibilities. However, ISE also stated "there is still substantial room for further improvement." This report on PSD picks up on these themes by identifying good practice and encouraging others to reflect on this for their own work with pupils. The report also raises many important recommendations for improvement in PSD. This report is based on evidence arising from the national inspection programme of primary schools over the period 2002 to 2006. In addition, following focused discussions with many education authorities, primary schools were identified and inspected to provide detailed evidence of current practice across Scotland in PSD. This report is based on evidence arising from the national inspection programme of primary schools over the period 2002 to 2006. In addition, following focused discussions with many education authorities, primary schools were identified and inspected to provide detailed evidence of current practice across Scotland in PSD. This report is hoped to assist staff in primary schools and education authorities to build on current best practice in PSD and to reflect on aspects identified for improvement. List of education authorities and schools which participated in this task is appended. A bibliography is included. (Contains 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail: enquiries@educationscotland.gov.uk; Web site: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)