Personal Development is like no other subject: there is no exam, it is discursive, involves projects in school, outside speakers and workshops and is approached from a different angle to other parts of the school curriculum. Sometimes described as ‘learning about life’, it covers a range of topics, for example, Citizenship, sex & relationship education, drug education mental health, peer pressure, self esteem, healthy eating, politics, personal finance, the EU and the power of the media.
It is made up of a number of strands including Citizenship, PSHE, Careers, Enterprise education and the SEAL programme
All pupils are currently taught Personal Development one hour a week by a specialist team.
Please use the relevant links at the bottom of the page for an explanation of the content of the Personal Development programme on a year to year basis. This has been included so that parents are aware of when certain topics are covered and they may subsequently wish to discuss these issues at home thereby further strengthening the home school relationship.