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Through Personal Development we aim to help our students foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values and to give every child and young person an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.

From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, Personal Development Education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they’ll face.

This in turn achieves a ‘virtuous circle’, whereby pupils with better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.

The themes of PSHE are delivered and addressed through

  • Form time activities
  • PSHE collapsed days
  • Weekly assemblies
  • Cross curricular links within other subjects

We want students to access accurate and reliable information which can be discussed and explored within a safe environment. We want them to understand the social and emotional differences between passive and aggressive behaviour, and assertive behaviour, whilst helping to build their skills in self-expression to articulate their thoughts positively and clearly. We also want students to have confidence, to build resilience, to be active within their community and have the tools to make a positive difference, always believing in themselves and having high aspirations.

Overall PSHE helps students to identify, empathise, discuss and apply issues to real life that affect young people within our community and the global society we live in today.