Personal Development

Personal Development (PD) is taught to support our pupils as they move through the school. We aim to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves safe, healthy and happy as they grow up, and to help them make the right choices, develop confidence and self-esteem; ultimately preparing them for their future life and work in modern Britain.

In both Primary and Secondary, PD is taught by the pupils’ form teacher. Our young people are given the opportunity to explore issues that may, at times, be personal and sensitive with staff and pupils they know well.

Our PD curriculum has three main themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Throughout the year, pupils work through different themes and we tailor events such as workshops, guest speakers and assemblies to support their PD education. Details of the PD themes can be found in each year group’s half termly Curriculum Newsletter which is sent out to families.

Treating others with consideration and mutual respect, being thoughtful in actions and planning for the future as responsible citizens are intended outcomes.

In primary,  Year 1 to 6, we use the programme Jigsaw as a scheme to teach our PSHE curriculum and Relationships Education curriculum.
For more information on our PDcurriculum, please see our Personal Development Long Term Overview
For more information on our Relationships Education curriculum, please see our RSE Long Term Overview