Personal Development

Personal, Health and Social Education/Citizenship, now known as Personal Development (PD), is a means of enabling young people to be supported in their spiritual, moral, physical, emotional, cultural and intellectual development, according to individual need and regardless of their social and/or economic backgrounds.

PD promotes well-being and enables pupils to develop their potential as healthy, enterprising and responsible members of society. An effective PD programme constitutes, therefore, part of an effective broader curriculum.

These outcomes are reflected throughout our curriculum aims. Personal, Learning and Thinking skills are also integral to the personal development of young people and the roles they take on in life, and are also integral to the academy’s curriculum. Every member of the school staff is charged with the responsibility of pupils’ personal development, either directly or indirectly, and therefore shares responsibility for the well-being of young people in school.