The Personal Development curriculum is designed to help students gain the skills knowledge and understanding they need to lead healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
All of our students have a Personal Development lesson during an extended form time each week, delivered by their form tutors, which covers a different topic relevant to that term’s theme. The termly themes aim for all staff and students to be focussing on the same issues and ideas at the same time. This then promotes the theme school-wide and invokes conversations outside of just the Personal Development lessons in form groups.
The themes are repeated year on year, and with each year the students are challenged to think about the themes and topics at a higher level.
Throughout, all students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to recognise how they are developing personally and addressing the social, moral and cultural issues that form an intrinsic part of growing up.
Our Personal Development curriculum fully supports and incorporates age appropriate RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), Careers and Aspirations as well as celebrations of various local and National events such as Anti-Bullying Week, Mental Health awareness events, Black History Month and charity fundraisers.