Personal Development

Introduction to your subject

Intent

The intent of our Personal Development curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our students will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. Our aim is to provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our students with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.  Moreover, our students are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our students to look for opportunities to show the school values and seek leadership opportunities within the school and local community.

Implementation – how the curriculum is delivered to your students.  Must be broken down by year group.  Must make it obvious how it is sequenced.  Must also be what you are actually teaching!

Year 7 Who do you think you are? (PSHE N.C) Relationships (PSHE N.C) Challenging Changes (PSHE N.C) Democracy and voting (CIT 1,2,5) Being British (CIT 1,3) Global Village (CIT 4)
Year 8 Totally Teens (PSHE N.C) Totally Teens (PSHE N.C) Career Options (C, CIT 6) First Aid (PSHE N.C) Human Rights (CIT 1) Animal Rights (CIT 1)
Year 9 Relationships (PSHE N.C/KS4 7) Relationships (PSHE N.C KS4 7) Morality Drugs and Alcohol (PSHE N.C) Justice , Democracy and Voting (CIT 1,2/KS4 1,2,3,4,5,6) Justice , Democracy and Voting (CIT 1,2/KS4 1,2,3,4,5,6)
Year 10 Work experience (C) The real Game (PSHE N.C) The real Game (PSHE N.C/ C / CIT KS4 8,9) The real Game (PSHE N.C/ C / CIT KS4 8,9) The real Game (PSHE N.C/ C / CIT KS4 8,9) Body Matters (PSHE N.C) Equality
Year 11 Post 16 (C) Drugs Smoking and Alcohol (PSHE N.C) Conflict (PSHE N.C/CIT KS4 7,8) Relationships (PSHE N.C)

 

Impact

Students demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty. They demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school and this is evident in the good behaviour seen across the school as noted in the recent OFSTED inspection when they reported that “Pupils behave well” “corridors are calm and there is little disruption to learning” As a result of this, Students achieve age-related expectations across the wider curriculum. Teachers assess students’ progress using the PSHE Association guidelines and pupil voice is used to measure Students understanding.  Furthermore, the impact of our PSHE program can be seen in the Students’ social interactions, after-school club attendance and school council.