Personal Development (PD) is a programme of study through which all pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These lessons help our young people to stay healthy, safe and look after their relationships and understand sex education, whilst also helping them prepare for life and work.
Our programme, through one 45 minute lesson per week at KS3 and KS4, aims to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Classroom discussion helps boost their curiosity, through collaboration and teamwork during group projects, the opportunity to ask questions in a safe environment, listening to others respectfully, and being given the chance to self-reflect at the end of each lesson. All of the skills learned in PD lessons set our students up to understand and achieve their maximum academic potential. We value the PD programme as a statutory subject, playing an important role in a young person’s holistic development and education throughout secondary level.