PSHE Personal Development
Students in Years 7 to 9 follow a Personal Development programme which is taught during extended tutor time.
Personal Development education is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. Students also study the physical and emotional changes that will affect them through puberty and learn how to develop positive relationships.
In addition, students take part in education for citizenship which equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Students:
- are encouraged to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and engage in discussion and debate
- learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy
- learn to take part in decision-making and different forms of action
- play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.
For more information contact Mrs Lisa Whitworth who oversees our Personal Development programme (firstname.lastname@example.org).